Greg Norman 'denied' Masters ticket, pays for weekly pass then follows Rory McIlroy

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman was reportedly denied a Masters ticket after going through the proper professional channels, confirms his son.

Greg Norman is at The Masters all week
Greg Norman is at The Masters all week

Greg Norman was 'denied' a ticket to The Masters after going through the 'proper professional channels' so he was forced to purchase a weekly pass on the secondary market, according to his son. 

Norman, 69, turned plenty of heads on Wednesday afternoon as he rocked up at The Masters as a 'ticketed patron' to cheer on the 13 LIV Golf players in action at the season's first major of 2024.

It marked the first time Norman had made an appearance at Augusta National since he became LIV Golf CEO in 2022.

Norman never won The Masters but he came runner-up three times: 1986, 1987 and 1996.

The latter saw him throw away a giant lead to Nick Faldo following a dismal final-round 78.


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Norman was seen striding the Georgia turf outside the ropes with a security guard on Wednesday. 

He was seen chatting to a number of LIV Golf players, as well as his Australian compatriot and PGA Tour star Min Woo Lee. 

The two-time Open champion was then seen back at Augusta National during the first round of The Masters.

It is understood Norman will be in attendance at The Masters all week as he continues to support his troop of LIV Golf players. 

According to Greg Norman Jr, his father was forced into sorting himself out with a weekly pass to The Masters on the secondary market after he was 'denied when going through the proper professional channels'.

He posted a lengthy tweet that confirmed Norman was at The Masters to support his LIV Golf stars.

Norman Jr tweeted:

"Yes. All this is true. My dad paid for a ticket on the secondary market to attend the Masters as a patron. He was denied one directly after going through the proper professional channels. He had to be there anyway to support the LIV players. It was an amazing experience; hundreds of golf fans approached him walking outside the ropes. All positive support of him and LIV. Not one person said anything negative to him. And this is exactly the point of me posting this: we have received a lot of hate over the years, but this stems from financially incentivized opposing parties or bottom-of-the-barrel sociopathic online trolls. The vast majority of folks we run into are positive, encouraging, fans of LIV, or simply fans of golf. So, in light of this, here's to an epic Masters. Four days where we put all the BS behind us, sit back, and watch a LIV player take the green jacket."

According to golf writer Bob Harig, the LIV Golf CEO was back on the grounds Thursday and was following the group of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele

Norman was following McIlroy's group on Thursday
Norman was following McIlroy's group on Thursday

Norman's appearance at Augusta has allegedly been met with enthusiasm from the patrons

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