Greg Norman tore into Jack Nicklaus, branding him a “hypocrite” forward of the beginning of the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence this week.
The Australian legend, who’s fronting LIV Golf, the physique behind the controversial breakaway competitors, hit again at Nicklaus over feedback he made in regards to the enterprise.
Final week Nicklaus revealed he had met LIV and had turned down a task with the insurgent circuit, insisting he had solely held the assembly “out of courtesy”.
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However Norman slammed the 18-time main winner, claiming he had been in favour of the Saudi-backed sequence.
“100 per cent fact? Jack’s a hypocrite,” he informed the Washington Publish.
“When he got here out with these feedback, I am considering ‘Jack will need to have a brief reminiscence’.
“Quote-unquote, he mentioned: ‘That is good for our recreation. If it is good for the sport of golf, it is good by me.’
“So that you need the details? You’ve got acquired the details. Know what you mentioned earlier than you open your mouth.”
Following the report within the Washington Publish, a spokesman for Nicklaus mentioned the Golden Bear wished Norman properly however reiterated his backing for the PGA Tour.
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The LIV Sequence, backed by cash from the Saudi authorities’s public funding fund, is because of get below means on Thursday at Centurion Membership in St Albans.
It’s the first of eight 54-hole occasions, every of which is able to characteristic a shotgun begin and a workforce competitors.
With its $25 million prize pot, this week’s curtain-raiser will eclipse the earlier file for the richest event in golf.