Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley refused to rule out inviting LIV Golf boss Greg Norman back to The Masters as he outlined his reasons for snubbing the shark.
Norman was reportedly 'fuming' with the green jackets over not being sent an invitation to the 87th Masters.
"I loved this place," Norman said. "The problem is it never loved me back."
This was not the first time Norman, 68, had lashed out at the governing body of a major.
Two-time major champion Norman was also not invited to proceedings at last year's landmark Open at St. Andrews.
R&A boss Martin Slumbers stated he didn't want the LIV Golf sideshow to detract from the major.
Slumbers also pointed to the fact Norman hasn't always attended Open Championships.
That appears to be the case at Augusta National. Ridley addressed the media on 5 April.
Last year, Ridley spoke of Phil Mickelson's absence during his self-imposed exile from the game.
Ridley claimed Mickelson wasn't disinvited. It was the first Masters Lefty had missed in 28 years.
Mickelson also reportedly refused the opportunity to take part in a pre-tournament press conference.
As for Norman, Ridley explained Norman had only attended two out of the last 10 Masters tournaments.
So would Norman ever be welcomed back?
Elsewhere, Ridley confirmed Augusta National was leaning towards the proposals to rollback the golf ball.
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