LIV Golf has appeared as the foremost competitor to the PGA, which has led an almost industry-wide boycott on Trump golfing properties. An outspoken critic of LIV named Rory McIlroy was leading this year’s British Open to the delight of anti-Trumpers. Now called the Open Championship, this major tourney was played at the historic St. Andrews course in Scotland, where the game was invented 250 years ago.
But with a record-setting flourish of birdies on the final 9 holes, a 28-year-old Aussie named Cameron Smith won a stunning upset. The liberal media were shocked when Smith implied that he might be interested in joining LIV, and thereby playing in its Trump-course tournaments. Trump-haters were also apoplectic when the black NBA great Charles Barkley, an outspoken supporter of Democrats, emphatically responded to a question about his interest in becoming a television commentator for LIV. These are just a few of the greats of the industry that are not willing to toe the liberal line set forth by the PGA. Their love of the game over politics is sure to win them favor where political pandering by the PGA surely won’t.
Liberals made the United States dependent on Saudi oil, yet suddenly opponents of Trump have a problem with golfers being paid by it. Because LIV is funded by Saudi Arabian investments, liberals pretend that Trump is turning his back on victims of Saudi Arabia. But if critics of Trump consistently object to Saudi Arabia, then they should have complained louder against the pilgrimages by Obama and Biden to the Saudi king, and protest buying Saudi oil. The public wants tournaments at Trump golf courses, and Trump spoke more against Saudi misconduct than any other president.
As the head of LIV, Greg Norman is doing for professional golf what needs to be done to the NFL and other professional sports whose executives are more liberal than their fans. Norman, who succeeded as a golfer with 331 weeks as the world’s #1 player, is taking the game back from the liberal tyrants and restoring it to the fans and players who love it.