Amid reports of potential change, LIV Golf denies Greg Norman is being replaced as CEO

On Thursday, The Telegraph reported Greg Norman could soon be out as CEO of the LIV Golf Series and the circuit funded by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund had Mark King, former CEO of TaylorMade and current CEO of Taco Bell, targeted to be his replacement.

Just hours later, LIV denied the report, according to Sports Illustrated.

“Greg Norman is our CEO and Commissioner. Any suggestion that changes are being made to Greg’s title or role is patently false,” said Majed Al-Sorour, LIV’s managing director, in a statement as reported by SI.

No Laying Up claimed the move “has long been rumored” in a Twitter post Thursday.

King attended multiple LIV events this season and is believed to have met with Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund.

Al-Sorour wasn’t the only one to revoke the rumors, as Norman’s son, Greg Jr., took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek