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LIV Golf Boss Greg Norman Throws Serious Shade At Irish Open

LIV Golf Boss Greg Norman Throws Serious Shade At Irish Open
By Colman Stanley Updated

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has thrown some serious shade today at the Irish Open and its field.

After weeks of criticism over the LIV Golf field, from fans online and players such as Rory McIlroy, Norman has found his chance to strike back with a tweet comparing the percentage of winners of the last 50 and 24 majors in this week's LIV Golf Portland event, the DP World Tour's Irish Open, and the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic.

While the top level of this week's LIV Golf field is undoubtedly stronger in these categories than the other two events, the Saudi-backed tour is still in its infancy and does not have close to the history and tradition of the Irish Open in particular.

Admittedly, the field for the Irish Open is disappointingly weak this year, and has been ever since the severe decrease in prize money and the end of its streak of using some of the country's top links courses. However, the nations love for the game has been shining through this week and there are impressive crowds at Mount Juliet following home favourites Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, and Seamus Power.

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Here at Balls we have been providing extensive coverage of the ongoing LIV Golf vs PGA Tour saga, and recently reported on LIV Golf defector Pat Perez' critical comments of the PGA Tour and its Commissioner Jay Monahan.

"Monahan just shut it out from the start," said Perez. "Didn't want to listen, didn't want to take a meeting. They didn't listen to the players. Somehow, the tour, they keep talking about 'Oh yeah, we work for you, we work for the players.' But it's the opposite. Seems like we work for them. We don't have a say in anything."

SEE ALSO: LIV Golf Defectors Koepka And DeChambeau Respond To McIlroy Callout

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