LIV Golf's Greg Norman is not at the event he founded but is still hanging over Opinion
Golf's most polarizing figure is not at the event he founded 34 years ago.
The QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Course was known as the Shark Shootout until it was decided that Greg Norman The Great White Shark had to step down.
While Norman said he was "asked not to participate," tournament director Rob Hartman said Wednesday it was a "very mutual decision".
However, this does not mean that Norman has been erased from the event. That will never happen with something he founded,
. Almost everything sold on the property is a reminder of Norman, including the neighborhood. You will pass Norman Estates before entering the clubhouse.
Not having him around is a little bit of a weird deal," Steve Stricker said. Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf, a breakaway league funded by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
LIV and the PGA Tour became bitter rivals after several players defected from the tour to join LIV.
So Norman's involvement in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament didn't happen. Ironically, the QBE Shootout is as close to the LIV format as you'll get on the PGA Tour.