Greg Norman, the frontman for the proposed Super Golf League (SGL), says the Saudi-backed competition is launching and will begin in England with a $25m (£19.1m) event this June.
The proposed league has taken a massive hit in recent weeks as a number of the game’s best players have pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour.
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Norman, a World Golf Hall of Fame member who counts two British Open titles among his 20 PGA Tour wins, is spearheading the SGL as CEO of LIV Golf Investments, which is backed by the Saudi Investment Fund.