LIV Golf may be in the process of trying to replace Greg Norman as the face of the tournament and Rory McIlroy thinks it would be a wise decision.
A report last week claimed LIV was chasing a famous CEO to help manage the league for the next few years. The 67-year-old Norman regularly makes headlines for his belligerent attitude towards the PGA Tour and LIV may be looking to steer clear of that. McIlroy told reporters ahead of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Tuesday that he believes Norman must go.
“Greg needs to go. He needs to get off the stage on the left,” McIlroy said, via BBC’s Iain Carter. “He’s made his mark but I think now is the right time to say you’ve got this, but no one’s going to say it unless there’s an adult in the room who can really try to fix it.” repair the fence.”
One of the many photos Norman took on the PGA Tour took place over the summer, when the Tour announced sweeping changes that would allow top players to earn more money. Norman accused PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan of following LIV’s lead. The 67-year-old later said McIlroy, Tiger Woods and others should be “grateful” to LIV for giving them the opportunity to earn more money on their own tour.
McIlroy on Tuesday credited Woods for developing the game.
“I’ve said this a million times: Tiger is the reason we play for our goals,” he said. “Tiger is the reason that the stature of our game is. The generation of Tiger and the generation after Tiger have both benefited from him and his accomplishments and what he has done for golf.”
McIlroy said again in September that he believes the LIV and the PGA Tour should Stop arguing and try to coexist. He clearly feels that can’t happen as long as Norman is the CEO of the Saudi-backed league.