Finchem's Response To Norman

Not sure if this ran somewhere else, but the Savannah Morning News and The Examiner (Missouri?) had this response from Tim Finchem on the Greg Norman situation:

However, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem told the Times-Union Wednesday that the information Norman, aka The Shark, is seeking is provided not only to players but to the public as well.

"We provide to the players and the public as much, if not more, than any public company provides to its stockholders," Finchem said after a joint news conference with Arnold Palmer at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. "We choose to be more open. We follow all the procedures and report enormous amounts of data."

Norman and the Tour have butted heads before, beginning in the mid-1990s when Norman's attempt to form a series of events for the world's elite players was quashed by the Tour. The Tour later adopted some of Norman's concepts to form the four World Golf Championships events.

Finchem wouldn't talk about Norman's specific complaints. "I'm not going to argue publicly with Greg or any other player," he said.