Greg Norman, who is leading a new Saudi-backed tour, recently spoke out against Nicklaus.
While Nicklaus and Norman are close, they are no longer.
“One hundred percent truth? Jack is a hypocrite, ”he told the Washington Post.
"When he comes out with that comment, I think: Jack must have a short memory."
Norman says Nicklaus gave the trip his blessing.
“Quoting, he said:‘ This is good for our game. If it 's good for golf, it' s good for me, '' said Norman. “So, do you want the facts? You have the facts.
fans are delighted with the new profile.
"A profile that comes in Greg Norman's time and where he stands today," said one fan on Twitter.
"Who really cares ... in the end there are a lot of sports leagues in different countries and if Norman can't make money in Saudi dollars
... build a few amazing golf courses in his age ... why should anyone care. , "said one fan.
"This is an exciting story, one that shows understanding about golf player Greg Norman, and the man," said one fan.
The LIV Tour was initially successful, with the likes of Dustin Johnson and Kevin Na.
Will the LIV Tour last?