Greg Norman (left) and Curtis Strange are shown during the 1994 Shark Shootout at Sherwood Country Club, where Norman gathered marquee players to make a pitch for a World Golf Tour. Photo: Getty Images
ATLANTA, GEORGIA | A rival golf tour. Deep pockets. Greg Norman vs. the PGA Tour. A consequential players meeting. If this all sounds a little familiar, you’re not wrong.
“This is groundhog day,” Curtis Strange said last year before the LIV Golf Series ever came to fruition. “This is exactly like it happened in 1994.”
The pitch was finally delivered earlier in 2022 in New York via Saudi Arabia instead of a conference room at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. But 28 years later, the Shark is still trying to prey on the PGA Tour’s prized stock.
The only thing missing was Arnold Palmer to shut it down, as well as the heft of his wingman Jack Nicklaus, who helped launch an independent PGA Tour into existence back in 1968. Playing the role of the King and the Bear this time were Tiger and Rors.
Tiger Woods (l…