Still being asked about his affiliation with Saudi Arabia, Greg Norman continues to provide shocking answers.
Norman in an interview with the media about Jamal Khashoggi, a A Washington Post journalist was brutally murdered in 2018 At the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey, he said, “We have all made mistakes.”
“Everyone owned it, didn’t they? It’s been talked about, from what I’ve read, about what you guys have mentioned, said Norman, According to TMZ.
“Get ownership, no matter what it is. Look, we all made mistakes and you just want to learn from those mistakes and how you can correct them in the future.”
Norman, 67, is the CEO of LIV Golf, a Saudi government-backed start-up chain that seeks To compete with the PGA Tour By promising golfers more money – and a guaranteed appearance fee – for less appearances.
This week, the PGA Tour turned down concessions to golfers who wanted to compete in the first tournament at the LIV Invitational Golf Series, scheduled to be played outside London next month.
Norman continued Wednesday, “This whole thing about Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi and human rights, they talk about it, but also talk about the good that the country is doing to change its culture.”
There are not many countries that can stand and be proud of that. They can’t be proud of their past – there are a lot of countries in this world that have a cross to bear as well – but they take care of the younger generation.”
For the past several months, Norman has been accused of “sport washing” – the act of using sports to wash the reputations of tyrants, which is He was defensive about it.
“No, I was not used to the sports wash because I visited Saudi Arabia, and I saw the changes that took place,” Norman told the Financial Times last year.
He said, “Every country has done horrible things in the past…just look at America with racism, for example, it’s an integral part of here, it’s just ugly.”