Greg Norman, a Saudi Arabia-backed golf tour, is struggling to stay alive

You would think by now that the idea of ​​LIV, the Saudi-backed golf league aiming to compete with the PGA Tour, would have been quietly slipped away. The biggest names in golf have turned their backs on the idea, declaring they will stick with the profitable PGA Tour. And one of golf’s biggest names and one of its greatest players of all time, Phil Mickelson, is in a kind of self-exile from golf right now as he reflects on why and how he supported the idea of ​​LIV.

But with all that goes against the LIV and its commissioner Greg Norman, the LIV still manages to make some news. This week, the news is a string of names that are recognizable but a far cry from the tour’s elite, which the LIV tracked earlier in the year.

The rumor mill still has European stars Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter involved with the LIV. The other names are not necessarily new, but intriguing. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is among those names, as are Kevin Na and Jason Kokrak.

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In response to the rumours, Watson posted his summer schedule on Twitter without mentioning LIV and without listing any of the LIV tournaments on his agenda. Was that just a way to shut down the rumours, or had Watson been persuaded to change his mind because even the rumor he was signing with the LIV had a backlash? Several players appeared to have pledged their support for the PGA Tour in February after Phil Mickelson’s comments on the league were leaked and Mickelson was hit with a major backlash.

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