LPGA Tour Left Out of LIV Golf Deal but Some Women Would Listen if Offer Made to Them

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2023-06-09 16:50:58  • 7 mins

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) Greg Norman tantalized the best women golfers in the world with a big-bucks flicker of hope that, they too possibly anyone from a former world No. 1 like Nelly Korda to Stanford phenom Rose Zhang could eventually revel in the spoils offered by Saudi-backed LIV Golf.

Norman, the commissioner of LIV Golf, insisted in April the upstart golf league propped by Saudi Arabias sovereign wealth fund would consider adding a womens tour.

I have personally had discussions with individual LPGA Tour players, Ladies European Tour. They love what our product is showcasing, Norman said. They ask all the time, How can we get involved? Wed love to see a LIV ladies series.

Norman, who also boasted of more major men's players to join the fledging series that failed to materialize, never named any women he met with to discuss LIV. But if any kind of offer ever comes that could inject a financial boon to the tour, the LPGA would at least be willing to listen, despite the Saudi's troubling history when it comes to women's rights.

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