Liv Golf, Greg Norman forgives Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy recently changed his opinion on the LIV Golf Tour, a golf circuit competing with the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour

by Andrea Gussoni
Liv Golf, Greg Norman forgives Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy recently changed his opinion on the LIV Golf Tour, a golf circuit competing with the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. In the past, McIlroy had been critical of those who chose to abandon these circuits to join on the LIV Golf Tour.

However, in a podcast, he admitted that he was too critical and acknowledged that not everyone has the same opportunities as him or Tiger Woods. McIlroy also expressed his desire for the Super League to become an entity similar to cricket's Indian Premier League.

Greg Norman, statements

Greg Norman, key figure of the LIV Golf Tour, appreciated McIlroy's words and underlined that the Super League is doing the right thing for golf and that the sport is above any institution. He also highlighted the positive impact the LIV Golf Tour has had on golf in a short period of time.

Gregory John Norman, known as Greg, is an Australian golfer and entrepreneur, famous by the nickname "The White Shark" or simply "The Shark". Born in Mount Isa on 10 February 1955, Norman became one of the most loved golfers by the public thanks to his aggressive playing style, his charismatic attitudes and his transgressive non-conformist look.

His passion for golf began as a teenager, and he began to achieve international success in the second half of the Seventies. He was considered the best player in the world from 1986 to 1997, winning major tournaments such as the World Matchplay (1980, 1983, 1986), the Australian Masters (1980, 1983, 1984) and the British Masters (1981, 1982).

In 1993 he won the British Open with a record 267 shots over four days of competition and in 1994 he set a record of 264 shots in the American professional championship, a record still unbeaten. Despite his extraordinary technical and physical skills, Norman had difficulty maintaining a consistent performance in Major tournaments and achieved several second places in his career.

He won 91 titles over the course of his career, including only two Grand Slams: the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. Norman has long been ranked as the number one in the world of golf and, despite some golf-related challenges physical and mental wear and tear of his long career, he has remained among the top five golfers in the world.

In 2001, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the world of golf.

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