The golf world has never been more exciting. The fight between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour continues and the question is whether it will ever stop. What shocked many were the messages that were exchanged between Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia before the PGA Tour decided to ban those who are part of LIV Golf.
Garcia indicated to Norman that many golfers are in fear after learning they could be banned from the PGA Tour. “I just wanted to see how things are going with the League, cause it seems like a lot of those guys that were loving it and excited about it last week, now are s—ting in their pants”.
- Garcia wrote Norman responded, “Morning. All going very well. I have not heard the white noise of s—ting their pants. Who are you referencing so I can run a check?” Garcia said: “Some of the younger guys.
The [PGA] Tour reached out to them and scared them a bit and because they are young, I think it worked.
If you have names I can reach out to them,” Norman texted. “In regards to the Tour if they were going to ban players they would have already.
They know they cannot hence no action outside of verbal threats. If you can get them or any player threatened to get it [in writing] fantastic. Thanks”.
Dylan Dethier of Golf Magazine discovered these messages.
Greg Norman asked Garcia where he got such information. “They cannot ban you for one day let alone life,” Norman texted. “It is a shallow threat. Ask them to put it in writing to you or any player. I bet they don’t.
Happy for anyone to speak with our legal team to better understand they have no chance of enforcing”. “Who said there would be a lifetime ban? And to whom? You? Or your agent? What are they saying specifically? Important to know these facts.
Also I will get something to show you why they cannot”. Garcia responded: “The commissioner had a meeting with the 5 or 6 biggest agencies of golf managers, mine included, and first told them that if any of their players had signed with the [LIV] league, that they should leave the room and after that they talked about what the [PGA Tour] is going to do going forward and that whoever signs with [LIV] they would be [banned] from the [PGA Tour] for life. I would love to get it in writing but I doubt they will do that,” he wrote.