Greg Norman, 1994. Tour squelched his idea of global events for elite players and then came up with the World Golf Championships, which are global events for elite players.
Seve Ballesteros, 1985. Tour suspended him for following season after he failed to meet its 15-tournament minimum, which he staunchly and futilely opposed.
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, 1983. Power trio opposed (in vain) Tour's entry into course design, viewing it as competition for their lucrative side businesses.