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New Saudi-backed golf tournament will lure top players with huge cash prizes, says Greg Norman

Many of the best golfers in the world have moved away from the Supported by Saudi Arabia LIV Golf Invitational Series, but Greg Norman said the lure of the huge prize pools on offer will prove too much to resist.

The series released details of eight new tournaments in March, promising a prize money of at least $250 million. The US-based PGA Tour told its members they would be banned if they joined.

Several top players including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have expressed their allegiance to the PGA Tour, while Rory McIlroy described the separatist league as “dead in the water”.

Norman says The Telegraph Tuesday, however, that the series was going on with or without them.

“Quite honestly, it doesn’t matter who is playing, we’re going to put on the event,” said Norman, who runs the new circuit.

“There is a first prize of $4 million. I hope a child who is 350th in the world will win. It will change his life, the life of his family.

“And then a couple of our events will happen and the top players will see somebody win $6 million, $8 million and say, ‘Enough is enough, I know I can beat these guys week after week. week with my hands. tied behind my back.

The LIV Invitational Series will launch at the Centurion Club near London the week before the US Open in June.

New Saudi-backed golf tournament will lure top players with huge cash prizes, says Greg Norman

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