PGA Tour nixed league that would have squashed Saudi rivals

Chatter about an impending Saudi-backed golf league led by front man Greg Norman — an overt affront to the fiefdom of the PGA Tour — has raised not only anticipation and varied, impassioned opinions around the sport but the collective blood pressure of the PGA Tour executives at its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

There’s little question that the Saudi league — which has not been officially announced as it continues to attempt to sign up the game’s top players amid PGA Tour threats that those who join could be banned from its events — is a threat to