LIV Golf boss Greg Norman spotted at the Masters in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — LIV Golf boss Greg Norman may not have been invited to this year’s Masters Tournament, but that didn’t stop him from coming.

The polarizing major winner-turned-golf exec was spotted at Augusta National on Wednesday, on the eve of golf’s first major championship of 2024.

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The 69-year-old was photographed shaking hands with rising star and fellow Aussie Min-Woo Lee. The Washington Post reports that Norman walked in the front gate as a ticketed customer.

“Walking around here today, there’s not one person who said to me, ‘Why did you do LIV?’” he told the Washington Post on Wednesday. “There’s been hundreds of people, even security guys, stopping me, saying, ‘Hey, what you’re doing is fantastic.’ ”

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Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley did not mention Norman in his annual remarks on Wednesday, which stood in contrast to last year when Ridley confirmed that the two-time major winner was not invited to attend the Masters.

There are 13 LIV Golf players in the field this week, including reigning champion Jon Rahm, who signed on with Norman’s league in December. The top three finishers at last year’s Masters — Rahm, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka — all play on LIV Golf.

At last year’s event, Ridley was asked if Norman would ever be invited back.

“I would never say never,” Ridley said at the time.

Looks like Norman decided not to wait around and find out.

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