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October 01, 2013

Norman: I was 'cut off' from the Presidents Cup

Greg Norman
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There's an angry Great White Shark after PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

Greg Norman lost twice in two appearances as captain of the Presidents Cup International team -- most recently at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in his home state of Australia two years ago -- but the two-time major winner and former World No. 1 player still felt slighted when the PGA Tour picked Zimbabwe's Nick Price for this year's job.

"It came as a big surprise to me," Norman told FOX Sports' Robert Lusetich. "Let's just say it's disappointing. Extremely disappointing ... We were just completely cut off."

Norman, whose "measured" relationship with Finchem is well-documented, joined the chorus of voices concerned for the future of the competition. The United States has gone 7-1-1 since the tournament's inception in 1994, and with six of the top 10 players in the world playing for the red, white and blue at Muirfield Village, the 2013 competition figures to be more of the same.

"It's crucially important for them to do everything they can to make this President Cup a true competition," said Norman. "Right now, it's lopsided and a lot of the interest isn't there that could be there."

If Finchem and the PGA Tour is to turn the Presidents Cup around, they'll have to do it without Norman.

"My role is done," he said.

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