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LIV Golf adds new international events as tension builds

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 11/30/2022 Chelena Goldman, Yardbarker
Greg Norman. © TODAY NETWORK Greg Norman.

The LIV Golf League announced on Wednesday that it is adding international venues to its 14-event schedule for 2023, even as the rogue league battles to establish its legitimacy and calls for its CEO to step down get louder.

The Saudi Arabia-funded league said it will hold events in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, and Spain next year -- a move that CEO Greg Norman said will expand the game across the world.

"LIV Golf is truly a global league dedicated to expanding the sport throughout the world, and these destinations for the league's 2023 launch showcase our commitment to tournament play at the highest level," LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Norman said in a statement, via ESPN. "These venues have played host to signature moments in golf, and we're excited to build new traditions for the sport while delivering a first-class fan experience at some of the world's best courses."

The announcement comes as Norman himself faces more backlash from his former constituents on the PGA Tour, which continues to be at odds with the breakaway league. Earlier this week, 15-time major champion Tiger Woods got candid and said the first step to there being peace between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is for Norman to step down as CEO and commissioner.

The hurdles don't end with Norman, either. LIV Golf is also nowhere closer to getting approved for its players to qualify for the Official World Golf Ranking system, and reports of a major TV deal being in the works have all but ceased over the last couple of months. 

LIV Golf may be adding new international events to its calendar, but it doesn't look like its problems with the rest of the golf world are going away any time soon.

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