One-time PGA Championship winner Wayne Grady has added his voice to condemnation of Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, with his former Presidential Cup teammate burning on social media.
In a furious Facebook rant uploaded to the 67-year-old’s personal account, Grady accused his colleague of being in a year-long private crusade to ruin the authenticity of the PGA tour.
“From anyone who has known Greg for 50 years, Greg is only about Greg,” he wrote on Facebook.
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“He has been trying to stop this tour for 30 years. The praise I have received for what he has achieved and what he has done for Australian golf is gone. Today’s PGA Tour is a complete disgrace.
“You should hang your head in shame, shark. I went to Jack Newton’s memorial yesterday and was surrounded by truly professional golfers who believe in fidelity and history. GFY Shark.”
The first LIV Golf Invitational will kick off on June 9 at Centurion Golf Club outside London.
The PGA Tour has taken a strong stand against it, refusing to release its players for the tournament, which could lead to legal action.
Setting up a strong 48-man field to take part in, Norman recently vowed to fight for golfers joining the rebellion tour – rumors of involvement with Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.
“We’re going to back up the players, we’ll be there for them, we’re ready for that, whatever,” he said last week.
“We’re ready to go. We don’t want to go but we’re ready to go.”
Game for a $ 29.1 million purse on 54 holes. The winner will receive 5.8 million – the richest prize in golf to date – where the last place will receive $ 175,000.
Norman wants to make his isolated series into a full 14-event series by 2024.
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