Greg Norman FUMING after being SHUNNED entry at The Masters

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has revealed he was denied entry to The Masters this year. 

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Mon, 3 Apr 2023
Greg Norman FUMING after being SHUNNED entry at The Masters

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has revealed in an interview with Telegraph Sport how he was denied an invite to The Masters this month. 

Two-time Open champion Norman, 68, finished runner-up at The Masters on three occasions (1986, 1987 and 1996). 

Norman famously threw away a six-stroke lead in the final round of the 1996 Masters to Sir Nick Faldo. 

Earlier this week, Faldo renewed his bitter rivalry with Norman. 

But despite Norman's near misses at famed Augusta National and his legacy within the game through the years, the former World No.1 has not been invited back for the 2023 Masters. 

Last year Norman only received a grounds pass to The Masters, but this year he confirmed nothing landed on his door mat. 

LIV Golf CEO Norman told Telegraph Sport:

"As a major winner I always was before, but they only sent me a grounds pass last year and nothing, zilch, this time around. I’m disappointed because it’s so petty but of course I’ll still be watching."

The Australian then added he would be the happiest man in the world should one of the 18 LIV Golf players competing at Augusta this week go on to slip on the iconic Green Jacket. 

"You could say I came within touching distance on a few occasions and I suppose it stands out as the big absence on my CV. 
"That’s part of  why it would mean so much to see one of our LIV family in the Butler Cabin. I would be the happiest man in the world, the first to ring and congratulate and pay for what would be an incredible party.
"But it’s not about me it’s about the players and I’m telling you they’re not going there as individuals, but as a team, backing each other, supporting and rooting for each other. I think that gives these great players an even greater chance next Sunday."

Norman explained to NewsCorp over the weekend that all of his LIV Golf players will be waiting on the back of the 18th green should one of their players be in contention for golf's first major of the season. 

"It gives me goosebumps," Norman said at the prospect of that potential moment on Sunday. 

Brooks Koepka potentially has the best chance of all 18 after he became the first LIV Golf player to win twice on the Saudi-backed circuit on Sunday.

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