Greg Norman had a great sporting career. Anyone making a list of the best Australian golfers might conclude that only Peter Thomson, who won The Open five times but never triumphed in America, rivals him for the top place.

Now aged sixty-seven, he is making a sad spectacle of himself. As the organizer, or at least figurehead, of the Saudi breakaway tour, he is clearly a man out of his depth or, to put it mildly, a bloody fool.

There are questions that anyone promoting a sports enterprise financed by Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund shouldn’t ignore and, in any case, can’t dodge: the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, for instance.