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     World Golf Tour Exec Dir John Montgomery Jr. said he
contacted Greg Norman early Friday morning and asked him about a
disputed conversation between what Norman and PGA Tour
Commissioner Tim Finchem: "Greg was in shock as to what the
context [of the commissioner's statement] was.  We talked
strictly about the release and he didn't feel it was reflective
of their conversation."  On Finchem's contention that Norman had
"re-evaluated his commitment" to the World Tour, Montgomery said:
"He's not stepping back.  He's not re-evaluating. ... Just
because he's out of the country for two weeks doesn't mean he's
re-evaluating."  Montgomery has set mid-January '95 as a
tentative deadline to get the World Tour started (Glenn Sheeley,
N.Y. NEWSDAY, 12/3).
     IN THE GALLERY:  In addition to the PGA Tour, another
"interested observer" of Fox's planned World Golf Tour is
Andersen Consulting -- the title sponsor of the World
Championship of Golf set for next spring on ABC & ESPN.  The two
networks, in conjunction with International Sports &
Entertainment Strategies (ISES), are seeking four "presenting
sponsors" and five or six "official suppliers" for the int'l
tournament (INSIDE MEDIA, 12/13 issue).
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