Now it's official: Greg Norman has been appointed CEO of "Liv Golf Investments", a company that has pledged $ 200 million to support ten Asian Tour events in the meantime.
Greg Norman, statements
"This is just the beginning - the words of Australian Norman, former number 1 in the world of golf - Because the group I represent is ready to create new opportunities to develop this sport all over the world "
The first tournament that the nascent "Superlega" will support is Saudi International, scheduled from February 3 to 6 at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City. An event that the new Superlega is very fond of.
Which has as its majority shareholder the Public Investment Fund (PIF), a sovereign investment fund of Saudi Arabia which in the past was also linked to Inter and now the owner of Newcastle. On the board of the organization there would be, in addition to Norman, also Ron Cross, former deputy "commissioner" of the PGA Tour.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship).
A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.
" These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.
I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.