Tiger Woods is calling for Aussie golfing legend Greg Norman to remove himself from his position in LIV Golf.
Eighty-two-time PGA tour winner Tiger Woods says “Greg has to go”, if there is to be a civil relationship between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
Considering the current tension between the two golf organisations, Woods says he does not believe the organisations can operate side-by-side.
“Not right now, not with their leadership, not with Greg there and his animosity towards the tour itself. I don’t see that happening” Mr Woods said.
“I think Greg’s got to leave and then we can eventually, hopefully, have a stay between the two lawsuits and figure something out. But why would you change anything if you’ve got a lawsuit against you? They sued us first. I see that there’s an opportunity out there if both organisations put a stay on their litigation but that’s the problem, they’ve got to put a stay on it.
“I think it has to start with leadership on their side. Understanding that what is happening right now is not the best fit or future for the whole game of golf. Now, what is the best way for our game to grow? It’s not this way. You need to have the two bodies come together. If one side has so much animosity, someone trying to destroy our tour, then how do you work with that?”
This is not the first time Norman has faced controversy from fellow golfers.
Current No.1 on the official golf world rankings Rory McIlroy has expressed similar concerns to Mr Woods earlier this month.
“I think Greg needs to go” said McIlroy, “I think he just needs to exit stage left.”
“He’s made his mark but I think now is the right time to say you’ve got this thing off the ground but no one’s going to talk unless there’s an adult in the room that can actually try to mend fences.”
It is currently unclear how Norman and LIV golf will respond to this criticism.