Looks like LIV Golf CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Greg Norman will not have any kind of beef with the PGA Tour or DP World Tour must the Official World Golf Ranking ultimately refute LIV’s application for world placing factors.
Speaking to the UK Telegraph’s James Corrigan, Keith Pelley, the DP World Tour’s chief executive officer, stated that he and also PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan have recused themselves from examining LIV Golf’s application. Pelley stated both and also DP World Tour COO Keith Waters, that additionally rests on the panel, eliminated themselves from the testimonial procedure on the suggestions of lawful guidance.
“At the last OWGR board meeting [in December] myself, Jay Monahan and Keith Waters recused ourselves, and now a separate committee made up of the four majors will now determine the application,” Pelley informedCorrigan “I have not looked at the LIV application and I’ve not given my opinions on an application I’ve not seen. So, as far as LIV goes, we are not involved in it and have no influence or say in what transpires.”
Saudi- moneyed LIV Golf is associated with 2 different legal actions– one with the PGA Tour and also one with the DP World Tour– so it makes good sense that both trips’ legal representatives would certainly recommend their magnates to go back from anything pertaining to LIV.
There’s a settlement hearing following month to figure out LIV Golf defectors’ qualification to proceed using theDP World Tour The PGA Tour has actually put on hold any kind of gamer that has actually played in a LIV Golf occasion, and also those suspensions were promoted in August by a united state area court judge inCalifornia
The remainder of the antitrust claim by LIV versus the PGA Tour is anticipated to advance throughout the following year.
With Pelley, Monahan and also Waters tipping apart, the continuing to be OWGR board participants to assess the application consist of board chairman Peter Dawson, Augusta National executive supervisor Will Jones, PGA of America CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Seth Waugh, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers and also USGA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Mike Whan.
The recognized procedure for relating to make world ranking factors takes at the very least a year, however LIV Golf’s occasions do not fulfill present requirements for gaining factors. LIV holds 54-hole, no cut occasions and also it does not have any kind of recognized feeder trips. LIV sent its application to the OWGR in July.
It’s the most recent turn of occasions for LIV to make factors, which are important to gamers to make access right into the majors.
In September, 50 gamers authorized a letter resolved to Dawson advising him to rapidly authorize LIV’s application. The complying with month, the OWGR stopped an initiative by LIV to make factors by taking control of a formerly inactive Dubai- based mini-tour that had actually obtained world placing factors for 54-hole occasions.
LIV Golf is readied to begin its 2nd period following month in Mexico, at the previous host website of the PGA Tour’s World Wide Technology Championship.