Greg Norman and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee aren’t more likely to exit for wings and beer collectively anytime quickly.
Chamblee has been slamming the Saudi Golf League, which is backed by the Saudi Arabian authorities and headed by Norman. The golf analyst ripped Phil Mickelson, saying that Lefty’s apology for dismissing human rights issues in probably enjoying for the upstart league was simply injury management.
Chamblee appeared in “Shark,” the ESPN documentary about Norman and his notorious collapse on the 1996 Masters, however stated it was organized earlier than Norman had introduced his position with the Saudi league.
“I was asked to be a part of the 30/30 about Greg before I knew he was going to be a shill for the Saudis (which makes his inference that I’m a paid mouthpiece for the PGA Tour quite ironic),” Chamblee tweeted last weekend. “[W]hat’s important to notice in this show is how few of his contemporaries speak about him.”
The SGL has promised to pay gamers extra — and assured — money for fewer occasions than the PGA Tour. Earlier this week, Robert Garrigus turned the primary PGA Tour participant to hitch the league. Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have been rumored as being individuals.
Norman has been accused of “sportswashing” — the act of utilizing sports activities to assist launder the status for despots — however denied these claims and lumped Saudi Arabia and the United States collectively.
“No, I have not been used for sportswashing because I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, and I’ve seen the changes that have taken place,” Norman told the Financial Times final year.
“Every country has done horrendous things in the past … just look at America with racism, for example, it’s just so embedded here, it’s just ugly,” he stated.
Chamblee is admittedly down on Norman’s legacy.
“I think his legacy will be a man full of a smoldering hatred and a soulless lack of respect for anything other than what served him,” he tweeted. “That he thought he was bigger than the game. Obfuscating his greed, calling it what the game needs, all the while bowing to the Saudi’s needs.”