Greg Norman reveals the astronomical sum offered to Tiger Woods to join the LIV Golf

During a Monday evening appearance on Fox News, Greg Norman confirmed what he had told the Washington Post regarding the financial offer made to Tiger Woods to join the controversial circuit financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

Tiger Woods turned down an offer which Greg Norman said was “in those waters”, either between 700 to 800 million dollars to participate in the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Norman had said in June that the offer was “Amazing, we’re talking a high nine-figure amount.”

they originally approached Tiger because they wanted the best

Greg Norman

Woods has always been one of the opponents of the new circuit, as he confirmed during his speech ahead of The Open at St Andrews, indicating in particular that the players who had taken the money from the Saudi sovereign wealth fund had “turned their backs ” to the PGA Tour that had made them golf stars and that it didn’t apply to the interest of training when the money was guaranteed.

This sum existed before I became CEO of LIV Golf Investments.said Norman on Tucker Carlson Tonight, a talk show known for its ultra-conservative stances.

Aired Monday the interview was recorded Sunday at Trump National in Bedminster where the third LIV Golf Invitational took place.They originally approached Tiger because they wanted the best. explained Greg Norman.

Only one player in the world top 20

By comparison, Phil Mickelson reportedly received a $200 million signing bonus, while Dustin Johnson reportedly received a check for $150 million.

DJ is the only player in the world’s top 20 in LIV Golf, but it is rumored that Cameron Smith (Winner of The Open 2022) or Hideki Matsuyama (Winner of the Masters 2021) could take the plunge after the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

When asked why his tour had caused such an outcry among American golf fans, Norman replied bluntly: ” I do not know. I do not care “Norman said. “I love the game so much and want to grow the game of golf and we at LIV see this opportunity not only for men but also for women.”

Among the intentions attributed to LIV Golf, there is the project to have women and men play the same day on the same course in different competitions.

For her part, the boss of the LPGA, declared that there is little, that in case of interest of the LIV for the development of women’s events, she was not closed to discussions.

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