Norman met with Justin Thomas about LIV, door open for Rory

Ronan MacNamara
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Greg Norman (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Greg Norman has revealed that he met with Justin Thomas about LIV Golf and that his door remains “open for everybody” including Rory McIlroy who has carried the fight to the Aussie this year and even demanded he step down last month.

Norman gave an interview to Bunkered magazine where he admitted to having conversations with JT about joining the Saudi-backed organisation and would gladly welcome the likes of McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and whoever else wanted to join.

“Our door is open for everybody,” Norman said. “We’re not the PGA Tour. We’re not like that. We exist for the players, so we will always have an open door, whether that’s for Rory or Jordan Spieth or Justin Thomas or whoever.”
“I mean, we talked to JT,” Norman added. “Me and another member of my team, we sat down with him and gave him the full presentation and, if you notice, he’s not said much negative about what we’re doing, presumably because he knows it and understands it.”It wasn’t all open arms and good hospitality from the Aussie who also took another swipe at McIlroy and Woods over their LIV jibes adding: “Rory and Tiger have no idea what they’re talking about. None whatsoever.

“I have got the full support from my chairman. One hundred per cent. One thousand per cent. There has never been one thing to suggest otherwise.

“But I know what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to bait me, to draw me into a public back and forth with them, and I’m not going to go down that childish path.

“I’m totally confident, totally proud and totally committed to this job and that is building out LIV Golf in perpetuity and giving players and fans another kind of golf to enjoy. And what you’re already seeing is that LIV is a leader. The PGA Tour and DP World Tour, they’re followers.

“LIV has already brought more value to the game by making reserve money, that had been sitting to one side, and finally getting it put into play. If it wasn’t for LIV, the PGA Tour would not have done what they’ve done. They’ve basically copied our homework.”

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