World golfing superstar Tiger Woods has turned down a mammoth offer from the breakaway Super League of Golf, funded by a sovereign wealth fund from Saudi Arabia.
Golf’s nearly limitless new Super League funds can’t buy it all. Greg Norman, boss of the controversial LIV Golf, a dissident league from the PGA Tour financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign funds, admitted that the organization had tried to seduce Tiger Woods. But the American, considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all time, resisted the golden sirens.
Norman, a two-time major winner propelled to the head of LIV Golf, confirmed on Fox News that the Super League had offered an amount between 700 and 800 million dollars (between 680 and 780 million euros) to the American superstar . “That number was offered before I became CEO, Norman admitted. becomes CEO, so yeah, that number is somewhere in that zone.”
But it was not enough. Woods, who made his comeback to competition last April after his serious road accident in February 2021, is a fierce opponent of the Super League. And the man with 15 Major victories does not hesitate to let the many golfers who choose to collect gigantic checks on the dissident circuit know it.
Woods fierce opposition to the Super League
“I do not agree with those who go to LIV, I think they have turned their backs on what allowed them to access their position, he had launched before the last British Open. Some players n ‘ve never even had the chance to play on one of the tours. They went straight from the amateur ranks to this organization and never really had the chance to feel what it’s like to play a schedule or to play in big events. Some of these players may never get the chance to play in major championships. That’s a possibility. They’ll never get the opportunity to experience that here. To hit the fairways of ” Augusta National.”
“I don’t understand, he added. What are these players doing for guaranteed money, what’s the incentive to practice? What’s the motivation to go out there and earn it badly? You just get paid a lot of money. money up front and play a few events and play 54 holes. I just don’t see how that’s good long term. It would be sad to see some of these youngsters never get a chance to walk on those hallowed grounds. and play in these Majors.”