Tiger Woods Turned Down Offer of $700-800 Million to Participate In Saudi Arabia Funded Golf Tournament

Tiger Woods Turned Down Offer of $700-800 Million to Participate In Saudi Arabia Funded Golf Tournament

Tiger Woods Turned Down Offer of $700-800 Million to Participate In Saudi Arabia Funded Golf Tournament

There has been a lot of controversy regarding the new LIV Golf Invitational Series as the new tournament is being financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. It’s being reported that World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Tiger Woods allegedly turned down an offer between $700-$800 million to play at LIV.

According to Golf.com, Woods, who was recently named a billionaire, turned down a total that is believed to be in the range of $700-800 million to participate in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series. The CEO of the new tournament, Greg Norman expressed that on Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Norman stated that the very lucrative offer was made before he was hired as the Chief Executive Officer.

“That number was out there before I became CEO, and that number’s been out there, yes,” Norman tells Carlson. “Tiger’s a needle-mover, right? Of course, you’ve got to look at the best of the best.”

Woods was purportedly the first superstar golfer the Saudis initially approached about joining the tournament.

“They’d originally approached Tiger before I became CEO,” Norman stated. “So yes, the number is somewhere in that neighborhood.”

The offer to Woods is substantially more than the $200 million signing bonus that was reportedly presented to Phil Mickelson.

The Hall of Famer still has no interest in laying at the tournament and had some choice words to say about it last month at the Open Championship.

“As far as … the players who have chosen to go to LIV and to play there, I disagree with it,” Woods said. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.

“I just don’t see how that move is positive in the long term for a lot of these players, especially if the LIV organization doesn’t get world-ranking points and the major championships change their criteria for entering the events,” he continued. “It would be sad to see some of these young kids never get a chance to experience it and experience what we’ve got a chance to experience and walk these hallowed grounds and play in these championships.”

Tiger Woods Turned Down Offer of $700-800 Million to Participate In Saudi Arabia Funded Golf Tournament

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