Saudi golf super league: What is it and which PGA players are said to be interested in joining 10 event series?

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Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickleson could all potentially join the new super league.

Former world number one Greg Norman released plans to rival the game’s established tours in 1994, but it failed to gain any traction.

However, the Australian has now returned as the lead of a Saudi-backed golf super league.

Here is all you need to know about Norman’s plans...

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What is it?

The potential golf super league is a Saudi-backed $300 million investment into the Asian Tour, with former Greg Norman thought to become the commissioner of the new breakaway league.

The International Series includes an event at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire this June and is being funded by the Saudi’s Public Investment Fund, which was used to purchase Newcastle United last year.

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It is expected to be a limited field Formula One style circuit that would include a team element as well as individual competition.

Which players could join?

England’s Lee Westwood and former world number one, Dustin Johnson, have suggested they hve signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents them from discussing the issue.

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However, six-times major winner Phil Mickelson claimed that: “pretty much every player in the top 100 in the world has been contacted”.

Meanwhile, BBC Sport reported that Westwood’s Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter is considering a £22 million offer to join, while another current European Ryder Cup player has turned down a £7 million offer to sign up.

Players who join the super league could be banned from the US-run PGA Tour, European-based DP World Tour and future Ryder Cups.

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