LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman giving 'zero attention' to calls from McIlroy and Woods to resign

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman says he isn't going to pay any mind to Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' calls for him to step down from his position.

McIlroy and Woods have become an increasingly united front in the battle against LIV, due in no small part to their growing business relationship off the course.

The duo have very much thrown in with the PGA Tour in golf's ongoing civil war, and have both separately called for Norman to step down as chief executive of the rival LIV Golf Tour if the two parties are to come to an amicable agreement.

Unsurprisingly, The Shark isn't about to turn tail and run, however.

"I pay zero attention to McIlroy and Woods, right?" Norman told Today's Golfer. "They have their agenda for whatever reason. They're saying whatever they want to say. It has no bearing or effect on me. I'm going to be with LIV for a long, long period of time.

"I am not going anywhere. I don't care what anybody says. I'm not going anywhere." he added.

"I am so proud of the position I am in, and maybe, maybe, it's my leadership that has them scared. Maybe."

McIlroy was the first to call for Norman's resignation last month.

"I think Greg needs to go. I think he just needs to exit stage left," McIlroy said. "He's made his mark, but I think now is the right time to sort of say, 'Look, you've got this thing off the ground, but no one is going to talk unless there's an adult in the room that can actually try to mend fences.'"

Woods then joined in ahead of last week's Hero World Challenge. Asked if he felt the two tours could ever work together, he suggested it was Norman's presence preventing it.

"I don't see that happening," Woods said. "As Rory said and I said it as well, I think Greg's got to leave and then we can eventually, hopefully, have a stay between the two lawsuits and figure something out."

McIlroy later revealed at least some of the source of his personal animosity towards Norman, saying he did not take to kindly to being called "brainwashed" by the Australian in an interview.

"I thought, 'You know what? I'm going to make it my business now to be as much of a pain in his arse as possible,'" the Northern Irishman told the Sunday Independent in Ireland.

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