LIV Golf, the Saudi-funded independent golf circuit, is considering launching a female version, its chief executive, the 'white shark' Greg Norman, said on Thursday. "It's a discussion we regularly have internally," Norman said on the eve of the LIV Tour's first-ever Australian stopover.
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"I've personally spoken to players on the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. They love what our product shows (...) They keep asking us: 'How can we get involved?' We would love to see a LIV Tour for women", highlighted the 'White Shark'
The Super League sparked a revolution in the quiet world of stick-and-ball when the new circuit was launched last year, attracting star players from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour (European circuit) with lucrative contracts and richly endowed tournaments.
But the double British Open champion is also aware that he must first perfect the men's version, whose second season began at the end of February. "From our point of view, last year was a test season," Norman said. "We believe in our future and we will be unwavering in our commitment," said the 'aussie', since the European DP World Tour recently won a first legal battle against its members who participated in the LIV without his permission.
"From LIV Golf's perspective, we will always support our players," he said. But I hope that a solution will be found, because golf cannot suffer from this competition", he concluded. Gregory John Norman, known as Greg (Mount Isa, February 10, 1955), is an Australian golfer and entrepreneur nicknamed The White Shark or simply The Jaws.
He has proved to be one of the golfers most loved by the public, both for his particular aggressive style of play and for his charismatic attitudes and look inspired by a veiled transgressive non-conformity. He is considered one of the most complete golfers of the eighties and nineties, even if he didn't reach all the goals that seemed within his reach.
Driven by a passion for golf since he was a teenager, he began to achieve significant results in the international arena already in the second half of the 1970s.
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