/ 03 August 2022

Woods turned down the big bucks

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Two months ago, Aussie golf legend/boss of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series Greg Norman revealed that Tiger Woods had turned down a deal to join the tour that was “mind-blowingly enormous”. And yesterday, Norman confirmed Woods was offered a figure “in the neighbourhood” of US$700-$800 million (circa $1 billion) to lure him away from the PGA Tour. It would be the series’ biggest offer, with LIV drawcard Phil Mickelson said to be $250 million richer, while $150 million went to Dustin Johnson. Woods has been one of the most vocal opponents of the controversial new series. Accusations that the kingdom is attempting to distract from its poor record on human rights have been a key criticism of the series, which completed its 3rd tournament last weekend at former US President Donald Trump’s private golf club in New Jersey.

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