Tiger Woods reportedly turned down nearly $800 million to join dissident circuit

According to the new boss of the LIV Golf Invitational, golfing legend Tiger Woods has rejected a big offer from the dissident circuit. A sign of loyalty to the PGA Tour.

Golf legend Tiger Woods has reportedly turned down a sum of around $700 million to $800 million to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational circuit, dissident league CEO Greg Norman told Fox News.

He said the offer was made before the Australian was appointed head of the LIV, funded by the Saudi Public Investment Fund: “This proposal was tabled long before I became CEO.”

“Look, Tiger is a sports legend, isn’t he? So, of course, you have to watch the best of the best. They originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. That number is somewhere in the $700-800 million range.” two-time British Open winner Norman said in an interview broadcast on Monday evening.

LIV Golf has signed several high-profile players for the series, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau, but Woods, a 15-time major champion, has remained tied to the PGA Tour.

Former world number one Woods said ahead of last month’s British Open that he disagreed with the players’ decision to join Series LIV and compared the circuit, which offers huge guaranteed contracts and a 54-hole format, in the Senior Champions Tour. “I think what they’ve done is they’ve turned their backs on what got them to this status.”he concluded.

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