The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews informed two-time Open Championship winner Greg Norman that he was not welcome this year.

Norman is the executive director of the LIV Golf International series, which is funded by Saudi Arabia and has attracted several PGA Tour

"Let me sum it up in a few words," said Jack Nicklaus, pressed for comment after initially saying he didn't know much about the situation.

“First of all, Greg Norman is a golf icon. He is a great player. We have been friends for a long time

And no matter what happens, he will remain a friend. Unfortunately, We both just don't see eye to eye on what's going on.

Tiger Woods said players who left the PGA Tour "turned their backs on what got them to this position."

Woods noted that what will happen to world ranking points and the criteria for advancing to major championships has yet to be determined as far as LIV Golf is concerned,

and that young competitors who go straight to the new league may never get a chance to play.