Greg Norman is angry. OWGR is something that frustrates him, and he is aware that without ranking points he has no perspective. "I understand OWGR has got to go through a process with a technical committee and they say there's a time period to go through, I get all that.
But at the end of the day, knowing the players who are sitting on the sidelines who are missing out, which is detrimental to the PGA Tour and the majors as well, it shows you that the OWGR was never prepared for a new entity like LIV Golf.
You've got to expect the unexpected sometimes, and when somebody comes along like we have with an incredible business model that actually is working, and has been proven to work as we've shown over the last eight tournaments this year, you've got to have that flexibility and adaptability to allow a new entity coming in."
- Norman said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Greg Norman comments
LIV Golfers want their status to be resolved as soon as possible. "LIV Golf is a top-down, not a bottom-up approach and OWGR was never ready for that.
So they've got to sit back and it does bode the question: Are they the only ones? Why are they the only ones? Why can't there be other institutions that come out with world ranking points along the same algorithms that have been used by the OWGR today?" LIV Golf leaders are trying to be patient, focused, but that doesn't seem to help them.
"We worked closely with the technical committee and felt like we ticked all the boxes that needed to be ticked, and so we put in our application back in July," he added. "And because of the other opportunities that we recognised through the MENA Tour, helping a developmental tour that was stuck in the mud from the COVID days, and to resurrect them, we identified that.
Actually, they reached out to us and we studied it for quite a few months to see whether it was there. Now when you look at that avenue or two-pronged approach we've taken, we're very, very confident we've checked all the boxes on it to get OWGR points."