US Senate summons Norman, others over PGA-LIV merger


A US Senate listening to is to be held into the controversial partnership between the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf and the PGA Tour, with main figures together with Greg Norman summoned to attend.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund Governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan, and LIV Golf CEO Norman have been requested to seem at a gathering on July 11 to look at the shock merger.

The PGA Tour introduced a fortnight in the past it was creating a brand new industrial entity with the European Tour and PIF, a transfer it stated would “unify golf” and which dropped at an finish a authorized dispute between the 2 primary protagonists.

The shock merger has attracted criticism, with the Senate shortly saying it will open an investigation.

“Our objective is to uncover the details about what went into the PGA Tour’s cope with the Saudi Public Funding Fund and what the Saudi takeover means for the way forward for this cherished American establishment and our nationwide curiosity,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, who chairs the investigating committee, stated in an announcement.

“People need to know what the construction and governance of this new entity shall be.

“Main actors within the deal are finest positioned to offer this data they usually owe Congress – and the American individuals – solutions in a public setting.”

Senator Richard Johnson, who additionally sits on the committee, added: “Followers, the gamers, and anxious residents have many questions on the deliberate settlement between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

“I sit up for listening to testimony from the people who’re in the very best positions to offer perception to the general public concerning the present state {of professional} golf.

“I hope that this listening to and every other position that Congress performs on this matter shall be constructive.”



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