Greg Norman’s bombshell announcement as Matt Fitzpatrick wins US Open

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has revealed that the Saudi-backed rebel competition will apply to have Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points associated with its events as early as Monday.

Speaking during the US Open – won by Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick by one stroke ahead of Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler – the Aussie golf legend said the breakaway series had a “very compelling” application after talking through the process with the OWGR’s technical committee.

The move – if granted – would allow LIV players to start earning points and climbing up the world rankings.

If players can earn rankings points from LIV events, it becomes easier for golfers on the circuit to qualify for the four major tournaments.

Norman told Fox that LIV plans to submit an application for rankings entry imminently.

“We’re actually applying for OWGR points right now. We’re actually putting in our application probably over the weekend, if not Monday,” Norman said.

“And it’s a very compelling application. We’ve worked very, very closely with the technical committee understanding all the components of what you need to apply for it.”

While making the announcement, Norman took a shot at PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, who has repeatedly slammed the new Saudi Arabian-backed Tour and is one of the eight board members with the OWGR.

“It’ll be interesting to see if Jay Monahan recuses himself from that vote because of what he said on television with [CBS Sports announcer] Jim Nantz the other day,” Norman said.

“So, it’s very interesting and it’s sad to be, you know, putting that additional exerting pressure on it because our tour is a good tour. It’s supported, it’s got an incredible field. Our point should be that if we get the OWGR points, then everything else takes care of itself.”


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