LIV boss Greg Norman not invited to celebrate 150th Open Championships

Scheduled Tribes. Andrews, Scotland – R&A announced on Saturday that it had not invited two-time Open Championship winner and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman to the 150th anniversary celebrations of the event in St Andrews next week.

Those festivities include the Champions Dinner and the Champions R&A Celebration.

Norman, who won the Open at Turnbury in 1986 and the Royal St. George in 1993, is one of 14 multiple winners in the post-war period since 1945.

“We can confirm that we have contacted Greg Norman and advised him that we have decided not to invite him to attend the event,” R&A said in a statement. “The 150th Open is a very important stage for golf and we want to make sure that the focus is on celebrating the championship and its legacy. Unfortunately, we don’t think that will happen if Greg is present. “

R&A said Norman expects to reappear in the future “when conditions allow”.

Norman declined to comment Saturday through a spokesman for LIV Golf.

Norman, 67, has hunted down several top players for the PGA Tour and the new LIV Golf Invitational Series on the DP World Tour, which is funded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

Players who have jumped into LIV golf include former major champions Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeu, Brooks Kopka and Sergio Garcia.

In May, R&A turned down Norman’s request for a special discount to play in the 150th Open Championship. He last competed in the tournament in 2008. The Open Championship offers discounts for champions aged 60 and under, or those who have won in the last 10 years.

Former champions Colin Morikawa, three-time Open winner Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are among the former champions who will attend the champions’ R&A ceremony. They will compete on four holes in the famous Old Course on Monday.

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