Greg Norman has plenty to say about his request to open the PGA Tour's books in this Greg Hardwig story (thanks to reader Dan).
"To me, an open book's an open book,'' he added. "Like I said, I'm not on any witch hunt. I just feel like I have the right, and I have the right as a shareholder of a corporation.''
Playing tournament golf isn't taking up Norman's time as he recovers from his second knee surgery in four months, the last in February in Pittsburgh. He hopes to start hitting balls in June, then return for the slew of Champions Tour majors in July and August, sandwiched around the PGA Tour's International.
Norman and Finchem have feuded over the years, most notably from allegations that Finchem had Norman's idea of a world tour squashed, then stole it and turned it into the World Golf Championships.
But Norman claims this goes beyond that; he's concerned about the future of the tour and feels the players should have all of the information and are entitled to it.
"Am I hoping to find something wrong? No,'' he said. "I think it's just the right of every player to make their decisions on the information that you can read in the minutes of the meeting.
"I feel personally that some of the decisions made in there are probably made without all of the information being disclosed to all of the members. That's what I feel. If I'm wrong, I'll gladly say I'm wrong. I'm not on a witch hunt here. I'll fall on my sword as good as anybody if there's nothing in there.''
The tour has offered to have Norman come up with a list of questions or issues he's concerned about and then release excerpts from the minutes concerning those. "That's not the way to go about it,'' he said.
According to Norman, the tour is afraid he will go public with information in the minutes. "That's not my style,'' he said. "I wouldn't do that.''