The Telegraph reported Thursday Greg Norman may soon be gone as CEO of LIV Golf Series. The circuit, which was funded by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, had Mark King, ex-CEO of TaylorMade, and current CEO at Taco Bell, in mind to replace him.
LIV refuted the report just hours later, according Sports Illustrated.
“Greg Norman, our CEO and Commissioner. “Any suggestion that Greg’s title or position is being changed is patently false,” Majed Al–Sorour, LIV managing director, stated in a statement, as reported by SI.
No Laying Up claimed that the move was “long rumored” via a Thursday tweet.
King was seen at multiple LIV events and it is believed that he met Yasir AlRumayyan (the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund).
Al-Sorour wasn’t the only one to discredit the rumors. Norman’s son Greg Jr. took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
Man, it’s amazing to see the propaganda machine at work regarding LIV and my father.
Everybody wants to jump on a story and be the first to break it.
This is true in all markets, sports and politics
Greg Norman Jr. (@GregJrNorman November 10, 2022