Greg Norman, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, won the Open Championship in 1986 at Turnberry and in 1993

at Royal St. George's. But Norman is the boss of LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed rival league that has lured top stars from the PGA Tour

and DP World Tour and caused anxiety in golf's world order. "In response to inquiries regarding the R&A Celebration of Champions

field and the Champions' Dinner, we can confirm that we have contacted Greg Norman to inform him that we have decided not to invite him to the event,

the R&A said in a statement. “150. The Open is an extremely important milestone for golf and we want to ensure they continue to focus on celebrating the championship

and its legacy. Unfortunately, we don't believe that would have been the case if Greg had attended. We hope that when circumstances permit,

Greg will be able to participate again in the future.” On Saturday, Norman spoke to Australian Golf Digest about the matter

and said he was unhappy with the decision. "I'm disappointed. I would have thought the R&A would have stayed above everything given their position in world golf.