Tiger Woods turned down a proposition worth around $700-$800 million to join the Saudi-upheld LIV Golf series, as indicated by the visit’s CEO Greg Norman.
During a meeting on Fox News that was broadcasted on Monday, previous world No. 1 Norman was asked by Tucker Carlson assuming that Woods was offered $700-$800 million to join the LIV Golf series.
“That number was out there before I became CEO,” Norman answered. “Thus, that number’s been out there, yes. See, Tiger’s a needle mover, isn’t that so?
“Thus, obviously, you will check out at the most elite. They had initially moved toward Tiger before I became CEO, in this way, indeed, that number is someplace around there.”
Beforehand, Norman had told the Washington Post in June that Woods was offered tremendous cash to partake however turned it down. Norman said the Woods proposition was “mind-blowingly gigantic; we’re discussing high nine digits.”
The dubious visit has drawn in a major name from the hitting the fairway world to leave the laid out PGA Tour and the DP World Tour to partake for tremendous amounts of cash.
Significant champs Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel, and Martin Kaymer have all joined the breakaway endeavor, which has offered players gigantic cash to join.
The LIV Golf series is supported by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) – – a sovereign abundance store led by Mohammed canister Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – – and has promised to grant $250 million in complete award cash.
Nonetheless, it has prompted analysis from numerous players, including Rory McIlroy and Woods, that players have deserted golf’s conventional setup and acknowledged cash from a country with a horrendous common liberties record.
Prior to July’s Open at St. Andrews, Scotland, Woods said he contradicted the players who had left.
“I believe that what they’ve done is they’ve betrayed what has permitted them to get to this position,” the 15-time significant victor said.
“A portion of these players may not at any point have an opportunity to play in significant titles. That is plausible. We don’t have a clue about that without a doubt yet. It depends on all the significant title bodies to make that assurance. In any case, that is plausible, that a few players will never under any circumstance have an opportunity to play in a significant title, never have an opportunity to encounter this here, stroll down the fairways at Augusta National.
“Be that as it may, how these players are doing ensured cash, what is the impetus from training’s perspective? What is the motivating force to go out there and procure it in the soil? You’re simply getting compensated a truckload of cash front and center and playing a couple of occasions and playing 54 openings. They’re playing booming music and have this multitude of airs that are unique.”
Woods added: “I simply fail to understand how that move is positive in the long haul for a ton of these players, particularly on the off chance that the LIV association doesn’t get world-positioning focuses and the significant titles change their standards for entering the occasions.
“It would be miserable to see a portion of these small children never have an opportunity to encounter it and experience what we get an opportunity to experience and walk these consecrated grounds and play in these titles.”
Woods even went as far as to scrutinize Norman himself for his job in the splinter visit. “Greg has done a few things that I don’t believe is to the greatest advantage of our game, and we’re returning to presumably the most notable and customary spot in our game.”
On Sunday, Henrik Stenson won the third occasion of LIV Golf’s introduction season at Bedminster, New Jersey.
Almost fourteen days after he was deprived of his Ryder Cup captaincy for joining the series, the 46-year-old Swede shot 11-under standard at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster to win $4 million.
He acknowledged the prize close by previous US President Donald Trump, who was available all through the three-day contest and who claims the course.