Australian golf officials are focusing solely on their own bumper summer schedule amid revelations Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed rebel tour is planning to stage at least one event here next year.
While is yet to publicly commit to the breakaway LIV Golf league, Australia was included in its preliminary 2023 tournament schedule released overnight.
The Saudi-backed series announced a 14-tournament plan for next year, with 12 established team franchises and a chance for players to either be promoted or relegated through its series of Asian Tour events.
There are plans for tournaments in Australia, North and Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with LIV boss Norman saying the full schedule will be released later.
An Australasian tour spokesman on Thursday told AAP it had not been consulted about any LIV golf tournaments being held in the country.
The spokesman said, regardless,…