The New South Wales government is “ready and willing” to have discussions with Greg Norman in a bid to bring the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour to Sydney, the state’s sports minister has said.
Amid increasing speculation Norman is seeking to bring the controversial breakaway tournament to Australia, the minister, Alister Henskens, confirmed he was open to hosting the multimillion-dollar rebel series.
“With some of the best courses in Australia, NSW is the perfect place to host major golf tournaments,” he told the Guardian.
“We are ready and willing to have discussions about bringing more professional tour events to NSW.”
On Wednesday Norman was quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying unnamed state governments were “putting taxpayers’ money on the table” to lure the tour to Australia.
Norman told the Telegraph he had “already held talks with state ministers” in a bid to…