No waiver for Greg Norman at St Andrews

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Under Saudi League funding, Royal & Ancient, which governs the game of golf outside the United States and Mexico, rejected Greg Norman’s request for a special exemption to play the 150th British Open at St Andrews (July 14-17). July).

L’British Open has an exemption policy that allows former winners to play until age 60, and an additional five years can be added for a former champion who signs a top-10 finish in his later years.

This rule was established when tom watson finished second in 2009 in Blackberryafter missing out on victory at 18 and falling in the play-off to stewart cink when I was 59 years old. the RA amended its regulations to allow watson five more years. He had been offered a final year so that he could “finish” his career in this race at Saint Andrew in 2015.

No exception for Norman

greg norman He is now 67 years old and has won the Open twice, in 1986 at the Turnberry Golf Course and in 1993 in Royal St George Golf Club. The former champion has requested an exemption to play the 150th edition of the tournament to be played in Saint Andrew (July 14 to 17), but that same R&A denied his wish. The Australian was answered with a scathing ” there is no change in our position. »

the member of World Golf Hall of Fame he said that he was “disappointed with his decision”, adding that he would not attempt the qualifying tournaments. The one nicknamed the “White Shark” is currently at the center of the news with his company. LIV Golf Investmentsorganizer of LIV Golf Invitational Series. It doesn’t seem impossible that his ultra-controversial positioning played a part in the venerable R&A’s decision!

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