Two-time international team captain Greg Norman won’t be spending this week cheering on his team at the Presidents Cup. Instead, the LIV Golf leader will spend the week meeting with members of the US House and Senate in Washington, DC.
The Australian will meet with lawmakers from both parties in the middle of the week to discuss the current split with the PGA Tour and what Norman and LIV Golf say is harmful and antitrust behaviour.
“LIV Golf is coming to the Capitol this week to meet with legislators from both parties,” a LIV Golf spokesperson said. “Given the PGA Tour’s attempts to stifle our progress in reinventing the game, we believe it is imperative to educate members about LIV’s business model and counter the Tour’s anti-competitive efforts.”
Norman’s meeting will dovetail with an antitrust lawsuit that was filed in US District Court in August by a group of PGA Tour players who had been suspended for playing LIV Golf. The Saudi-backed league joined the lawsuit last month.
Politico reported last month that Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures signed on to lobby on behalf of LIV Golf. Former Rep. Benjamin Quayle (R-Ariz.) will work on the LIV account for the firm.