Royal Sydney Golf Club, one of the country’s most prestigious courses, has rejected the chance to host an LIV Golf event in Australia next year.
Representatives of LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman were in Sydney last month to inspect several venues, but didn’t have access to the historic Rose Bay course, which is also in the middle of a council fight to fell trees and redevelop its greens.
Norman is set to take his rebel tour global next year, with an Australian event pencilled in for April. Royal Sydney’s idyllic location appealed to LIV Golf given its proximity to Sydney Harbour, which would have been a striking feature of the coverage.
But sources familiar with the situation told the Herald representatives of Royal Sydney informed LIV Golf they weren’t interested in hosting a…