Norman has continued to push against the PGA Tour for their “anti-golf” stance on releasing players for the LIV Golf Series. The first event takes place in London next month with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garica and Lee Westwood hoping to take part.
But the PGA Tour released a memo to players on Wednesday stating nobody would be granted a release. “Sadly, the PGA Tour seems intent on denying professional golfers their right to play golf, unless it’s exclusively in a PGA Tour tournament,” he said.
“This is particularly disappointing in light of the Tour’s non-profit status, where its mission is purportedly ‘to promote the common interests of professional tournament golfers.’ Instead, the Tour is intent on perpetuating its illegal monopoly of what should be a free and open market.
“The Tour’s action is anti-golfer, anti-fan, and anti-competitive. But no matter what obstacles the PGA Tour puts in our way, we will not be stopped. We will continue to give players options that promote the great game of golf globally.”