Tiger Woods became down an be offering, which Greg Norman mentioned was once “someplace within the space” between $700 million and $800 million, to participate within the Saudi-funded LIV Golfing sequence.
Right through an look on Fox Information with Tucker Carlson that aired Monday night time, Norman showed what he advised the Washington Put up in a tale two months in the past. Norman advised the Put up in June that the be offering was once “extremely large; we are speaking in regards to the best 9 digits.”
Woods has been an opponent of LIV Golfing since overdue remaining yr, and he made his maximum scathing feedback on the British Open when he mentioned avid gamers who won cash funded by means of Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund “became their backs” at the PGA Excursion that made them well-known.
When the proposal was once made to Woods is unclear.
“This quantity was once identified even prior to I was CEO. In order that quantity was once identified, sure,” Norman mentioned in an interview with Fox Information that came about Sunday on the Trump Nationwide in Bedminster, NJ, house of the 3rd LIV Golfing Invitational.
“And, glance, the Tiger is a needle, and naturally you need to have a look at the most productive of the most productive,” Norman mentioned. “In order that they to start with approached Tiger prior to I was CEO. So sure, that quantity was once someplace in that space.”
Quite a lot of reviews from the UK state that Phil Mickelson won a $200 million signing bonus and Dustin Johnson won $150 million. The 48-man classes, which play 54 holes with out cuts, be offering $25 million in prize cash at each and every tournament. Norman introduced a agenda of 14 tournaments for subsequent yr.
LIV Golfing lately has just one participant – quantity 18 Johnson – out of the highest 20 on the planet.
The supply of the investment has been closely criticized for the sequence and the avid gamers recruited, as it’s noticed as an try to divert consideration from its human rights document and hyperlinks to the 9/11 terrorist assaults.
Requested why his competing excursion brought about this kind of buzz amongst American golfers, Norman bluntly spoke back, “I have no idea.”
“I in point of fact do not care,” Norman mentioned. “I simply love the sport such a lot and I wish to increase the sport of golfing and we at LIV see this as a possibility no longer just for males but in addition for girls.”
The LIV Golfing Invitational pauses for a month all through the PGA Excursion FedEx Cup playoffs, returns on Exertions Day weekend about an hour west of Boston, after which performs in suburban Chicago two weeks later.
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