Two-time international team captain Greg Norman will not spend this week rooting for his team in the Presidents Cup. Instead, the LIV Golf leader will spend the week meeting with members of the US House of Representatives and Senate in Washington, D.C.
The Australian is due to meet with lawmakers on both sides midweek to discuss the ongoing split with the PGA Tour and what Norman and LIV Golf allege is antitrust and harmful behavior.
“LIV Golf is coming to the Hill this week to meet with lawmakers from both sides,” said a spokesperson for LIV Golf. “Given the PGA Tour’s attempts to stifle our progress in reimagining the game, we feel it’s imperative to educate members about LIV’s business model and combat 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 were suspended for playing LIV Golf. The Saudi Arabia-backed league entered the lawsuit last month.
Politico reported last month that Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures was registered to lobby on behalf of LIV Golf. Former Representative Benjamin Quayle (R-Ariz.) will work on the LIV account for the company.