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LIV Golf COO resigns after just one year


After just one year, Atul Khosla stepped down as COO of LIV Golf.

Khosla was the director of corporate and brand development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before moving to LIV.

Tour founder Greg Norman confirmed Khosla’s departure.

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The LIV Golf logo during the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational series on July 29, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ
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“At the conclusion of LIV’s successful inaugural season, Atul Khosla decided to move on,” said Norman. “We respect AK and his personal decision.”

Norman may be the main voice and face of LIV, but Khosla was widely believed to spearhead the tour’s legitimacy in the sports world.

Team captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC, right, poses with LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman after winning the individual title at the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on September 18. 2022 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Team captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC, right, poses with LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman after winning the individual title at the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on September 18. 2022 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
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Khosla is the second executive to leave LIV even though the tour is so young. Prior to LIV’s first event in June, Sean Bratches stepped down as the tour’s commercial director.

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The PGA Tour and LIV Golf have been locked in a war of words. Tiger Woods recently said that Norman “has to go” for the two organizations to have a friendly relationship. There are also several pending lawsuits between the two parties, while those who play for LIV are barred from participating in any PGA event.

4 Aces GC team captain Dustin Johnson and teammates Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and Talor Gooch pose with LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman after winning the team title during the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago in Rich Harvest Farms on September 18, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

4 Aces GC team captain Dustin Johnson and teammates Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and Talor Gooch pose with LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman after winning the team title during the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago in Rich Harvest Farms on September 18, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
(Joe Scarnici/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

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The Saudi-backed league has expanded to 14 tournaments for its 2023 season.

Associated Press contributed to this report.



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