Greg Norman has claimed the Official World Golf Ranking [OWGR] was "never prepared" for LIV Golf as he ruled out making changes to fulfil the current qualifying criteria.
Whilst there is an ongoing legal battle between the PGA Tour and the breakaway series - of which the 67-year-old Australian is the commissioner - many believe the most crucial element of this whole saga is world ranking points.
If and when LIV Golf get awarded accreditation it could well and truly be game over for the PGA Tour.
This would surely mean Jay Monahan and other PGA chiefs would have to rethink their approach to banning players.
We will have to wait and see how this develops but for now Norman, who has targeted at least seven new signings before the LIV Golf League launches in 2023, has renewed his call for LIV to get ranking points.
Despite his call, LIV have no plans to change their format to tick the OWGR boxes. Just two of the problems for LIV is that there events are played over 54 holes and there is no clear qualifying path.
According to Norman, he understands that there is a "process" with the technical committee but sometimes you've got to "expect the unexpected".
He told the media:
Before LIV Golf played their penultimate $25m invitational in 2023 in Bangkok, Norman's LIV essentially tried to pull a fast one.
LIV confirmed a strategic alliance with the OWGR-accredited MENA Tour. It was a move which gave them the confidence LIV players would immediately start earning world ranking points.
The OWGR said they would review the changes. The MENA Tour chief, David Spencer, subsequently lashed out.
Norman's comments come after the DP World Tour announced guaranteed pay for their players in 2023.
In 2023, LIV Golf will expand to a 14-event schedule with $405m being given away in prize money.
If come early next year LIV are still without OWGR accreditation, then the majors could certainly be spicy.
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