Norman Urges Americans to Play Overseas


The man who unsuccessfully tried to start a world golf tour is again calling for more worldwide participation. Greg Norman urged American players to fulfill a responsibility and play outside of the PGA Tour.
'Their responsibility is huge, you've got to do things that you don't necessarily want to do,' Norman said Tuesday as he prepared for the Heineken Classic in Perth, Australia.
'What's happening is the rest of the world are suffering dramatically -- they don't get to see Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Davis Love.'
Norman also called for full support of next year's Presidents Cup in South Africa.
'They've got to get down there,' he said. 'It's for the betterment of the game, take away all the travel and money issues and go to South Africa and play for those people who never get a chance to see the top 24 players in the world play.'
Norman blamed poor scheduling for his decision not to play in the Accenture Match Play earlier this month. 'A lot of players wanted it on the back of the Hawaiian schedule. That would have been perfect. It would have led into the Heineken Classic,' he said.
'They made a bad decision; I think they realize that.'
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