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John Daly: I ‘begged’ Greg Norman to let me join LIV Golf

John Daly: I ‘begged’ Greg Norman to let me join LIV Golf

A lot of golfers have long gone from the PGA Tour to the controversial LIV Golf league this 12 months, and John Daly evidently needed to be the future Tour defector.

The Saudi-backed league has been equipped to entice absent some of the ideal players on the Tour with large amounts of money.

During an appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” in late July, Daly shared that he had curiosity in joining LIV to make more cash than he presently does on the Champions Tour. But LIV CEO Greg Norman shut him down.

“I begged Greg Norman to allow me be on the LIV tour,” Daly reported, via Todd Kelly of GolfWeek (h/t Bleacher Report).

“I perform two to a few pro-ams just about every week on the Champions tour, and we do not engage in for a large amount of dollars on the Champions tour, so I just about sense like, ‘OK, I’m not having a whole lot out of this. What are we carrying out?’” Daly mentioned.

According to Daly, Norman told him that the league was not seeking to incorporate any extra players.

Norman was in a position to entice loads of superior-conclusion expertise to LIV this yr, which include Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and a two-time Masters champion.

The 56-12 months-aged Daly, known for his unconventional overall look and colorful personality, has 5 career PGA Tour wins. He received the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open up Championship in 1995.