Greg Norman And LIV Golf Were Big Winners At Masters

Phil Mickelson walks on the 11th fairway during a practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Greg Norman was neither in the Masters field nor even invited onto the grounds at Augusta National this week (a fact made abundantly clear on Wednesday by Masters chairman Fred Ridley) and yet he had his best Masters Sunday ever.
  • LIV Golf, for which Norman is face and CEO, didn’t have a tournament on its schedule this week and yet the controversial Saudi-backed tour was among the big winners at this week’s Masters in that it felt validated by the performance of its players.
  • Brooks Koepka owned most of the tournament until he uncharacteristically spit up the lead in the final round, falling to Jon Rahm, who won at 12-under par.