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Greg Norman open to making a massive LIV Golf shakeup

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LIV Golf could be considering a momentous change.

Greg Norman, the leader of the rebel tour, spoke to reporters ahead of LIV’s tournament in Adelaide, Australia this week, and was asked about expanding tournaments from 54 holes to 72.

While Norman said that tour had to keep in mind the “economic impact about putting television on for 72 holes,” he was open to the idea.


LIV Golf leader Greg Norman told reporters in Australia that the tour would be open-minded to expanding tournaments from 54 holes to 72. AP

“It’s a great conversation to have,” he told reporters.

“We will continue to have that conversation going forward. But we sit back and say, what value do we get on putting on television on Thursday? How do we build out in the future?

“There are things that we sit back and look at to see what is the most optimal solution to make this a better and better and better event, and 72 holes is discussed.”

In part due to the tournaments having three rounds, as opposed to the PGA Tour’s standard four, LIV has been unable to get its matches to qualify for world ranking points.


Jon Rahm plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole of Round 3 at The Masters.
Jon Rahm plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole of Round 3 at The Masters.
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Jon Rahm, who recently defected from the PGA Tour to LIV and was speaking at the same press conference as Norman, said that he had a “level of comfort” with 72 holes, but deferred to the LIV higher-ups on what to do.

“At the end of the day, LIV is a business,” Rahm said.

“If it doesn’t fit the product, it doesn’t fit the product. I’m just a player. There’s a lot of people that are a lot smarter than me that can figure it out and explain why they believe 54 holes may be better for them.”

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