PGA Tour stars unified

With several big names jumping from the PGA Tour to the rival Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, a number of PGA superstars have begun to take a more active role in keeping the tour in top shape.

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August 23, 2022 - 1:09 PM

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips on the 6th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)

ATLANTA (AP) — Greg Norman braced for another fight with the PGA Tour and was equipped with what he often referred to as the tour’s “playbook” from the first time he tried to start a rival league.

This version might have a similar ending.

Norman’s first attempt to assemble an exclusive field to play for big money around the world never got off the ground. The PGA Tour wielded its political influence, Arnold Palmer stood behind the heritage of the tour and that was that.

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