LIV Golf official says tour will continue, business as usual - ESPN
TORONTO -- Rory McIlroy said he hopes the LIV Golf League is going away, but an official for the rival team-focused circuit told ESPN on Thursday that the league being fronted by two-time Open Championship winner Greg Norman isn't going anywhere.
"We know the big picture," the LIV Golf official said. "We don't know the details because this is the beginning of the [merger and acquisition] process. There's just a lot to be worked through in the coming weeks. I think a lot of our questions will be answered ... but the big picture, LIV is not going anywhere.
"We are -- and we will continue to be -- a stand-alone entity. It is business as usual for us for this year and beyond."
That's what Norman told LIV Golf officials in a teleconference Wednesday. Norman, the league's CEO and commissioner, was kept in the dark -- like just about everyone else in men's professional golf -- about the new alliance between Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which financed the LIV Golf League, and the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.