Big changes for Greg Norman as Newcastle United FC director Majed Al Sorour leaves his role as managing director at LIV Golf.
Majed Al Sorour has left his role as LIV Golf managing director, it has been confirmed by Sports Illustrated, on the same day the Saudi-bankrolled circuit officially confirmed its new 14-tournament schedule for 2023.
According to the SI report, Greg Norman’s role as CEO will now be “strengthened” because the managing director vacancy is not going to be filled.
Despite calls for his exit from the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the end of last year, it is believed Norman, 67, will now have greater autonomy to do what he wants moving forwards.
“He needs to go,” said McIlroy when GolfMagic spoke to the World No.1 at the DP World Tour Championship in November.
Al Sorour is set to remain as one of seven members on the LIV Golf board of directors.
He is a club director at Newcastle United, as well as the CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation.
Some of you may recall Al Sorour was the man who last year who was apparently ‘misrepresented’ over these comments.
LIV Golf released a statement on Monday that read as follows:
“Majed Al-Sorour has been and will continue to be an invaluable part of LIV Golf, as he continues in his Board of Directors capacity. Majed’s role was pivotal in supporting the launch of LIV Golf.
“As the business transitions into its first full season with a new broadcast partnership in place, the time is right for the Managing Director role to transition and for Majed to focus efforts and attention on other interests.
We are grateful for Majed’s hard work, contributions and getting LIV to this new stage.”
LIV Golf officially confirmed its new 14-tournament schedule for 2023.
The biggest update was that Saudi Arabia will host the season finale.
Trump National Doral, which staged the last event of 2022, will now host the penultimate tournament of the year in October.
Article originally appeared on: Golfmagic.com