How much money has Tiger turned down from LIV Golf?
Tiger Woods continues to remain loyal to the PGA Tour, no matter how much money LIV Golf offers him- which seemed to have been ‘mind-blowingly enormous.’
LIV Golf has been making loud noise, both on and off the course, as they continue to offer enormous sums of money to hunt golfers from the PGA Tour.
While the likes of Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Bryson DeChambeau have all made the move to the Saudi-backed series, others like Rory Mcilroy and Tiger Woods continue to remain loyal to the ‘original tour,’ even with ‘mind-blowing’ offers coming their way.
In an attempt to lure the 15-time major winner away from the PGA Tour, LIV Golf offered some $700 million-$800 million to Woods, before Greg Norman became CEO. The offer was some $500m more than the amount reported to have lured Phil Mickelson over to the series, who sits comfortably in his reigning chair of the richest athlete on the planet in 2022.
“The number has been out there, yes,” Norman said on Monday night. “Tiger is a needle mover. So of course you got to look at the best of the best.”
Woods turned down the lucrative offer, which has been the most profit-making total till this day, or as Norman previously called it, “mind-blowingly enormous.”
Why did Tiger Woods turn down the LIV Golf offer?
Woods has made his opinion on LIV Golf loud and clear from the very beginning, especially at the 150th Open, when he delivered his strongest comments about the new league saying the players who made the move “turned their back” on the PGA Tour that made them famous in the first place.
Referring to the controversial nature of the league that’s funded by the Saudi Arabian government often criticized for its handling of human rights over the years, Woods also delivered the message that these newly-joined players are just there for money, and easy golf. “...what these players are doing for guaranteed money, what is the incentive to practice? What is the incentive to go out there and earn it in the dirt? You’re just getting paid a lot of money up front and playing a few events and playing 54 holes,” he said. “They’re playing blaring music and have all these atmospheres that are different,” said Woods.
Woods missed the cut at the ‘British Open’ and is likely to play again in December at his Hero World Challenge event or possibly early next year in the lead up to The Masters.
Meanwhile, LIV Golf just concluded its third tournament this past weekend at Trump Bedminster, despite all the protests that were held at the former president’s golf club.