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Greg Norman not invited to Open festivities over LIV ties

Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The R&A isn’t inviting Greg Norman, a two-time winner of the Open Championship, to take part in festivities next week celebrating the tournament’s 150th anniversary because of his involvement with the LIV Golf Series.

As a result, he won’t be playing in the Celebration of Champions event on Monday or attending a dinner for champions later in the week.

“We can confirm that we contacted Greg Norman to advise him that we decided not to invite him to attend on this occasion,” the R&A said in a statement distributed Saturday. “The 150th Open is an extremely important milestone for golf and we want to ensure that the focus remains on celebrating the Championship and its heritage.

“Unfortunately, we do not believe that would be the case if Greg were to attend. We hope that when circumstances allow, Greg will be able to attend again in the…

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