Saudi-backed breakaway series now faces mutiny from DP World Tour as well as PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson applied to play in the Saudi-backed event.
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“As a membership organisation, we believe this decision is in the best interest of the PGA Tour and its players." One man who will be less than impressed with the decision of the two leading tours, Saudi series CEO Greg Norman. Following the news of Monahan's announcement, Norman hit back with a statement of his own.

Outraged with the player block Norman said: “Sadly, the PGA Tour seems intent on denying professional golfers their right to play golf, unless it's exclusively in a PGA Tour tournament. This is particularly disappointing in light of the Tour's non-profit status, where its mission is purportedly to promote the common interests of professional tournament golfers.

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Greg Norman has hit out at the PGA Tour.
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“Instead, the Tour is intent on perpetuating its illegal monopoly of what should be a free and open market. The Tour's action is anti-golfer, anti-fan, and anti-competitive.” Despite the setback for his series, the former world No. 1 vowed in his statement that LIV Golf will ‘not be stopped’.

Norman added: “No matter what obstacles the PGA Tour puts in our way, we will not be stopped. We will continue to give players options that promote the great game of golf globally.”