Norman: LIV not interested in sitting down with PGA TOUR

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LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman insists his breakaway circuit is finished trying to negotiate a truce with the PGA TOUR.

"We have no interest in sitting down with them, to be honest with you, because our product is working," Norman told The Australian, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

He continued: "(LIV) was always an additive to all tours. This notion (that) we're trying to destroy tours is not true. The PGA TOUR is trying to destroy us, it's as simple as that."

The LIV series is set to stage its fifth tournament this weekend in Chicago. The relationship between the two leagues and their players has dominated the golf landscape for much of the past year, and several LIV players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA TOUR in August.

Numerous former TOUR stars have defected to Norman's side in recent months, including Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, Bryson DeChambeau, and world No. 3 Cam Smith.

"That's why we are where we are today," Norman said. "We tried awfully hard - I know I did, personally, for the past year. ... When we knew we were never going to hear from them, we just decided to go."

The PGA suspended those who left for LIV, though the players have been able to participate in majors since they are sanctioned separately. The upcoming Presidents Cup will not feature any LIV members.

LIV players are still eligible for DP World Tour fields, but the European circuit remains engaged in a legal matter to see if it can suspend players as well.

Last week at the BMW PGA Championship in England, Rory McIlroy was among the TOUR players to say LIV members shouldn't be allowed to participate.

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