Tiger Woods is not for sale. The golfer has indeed turned down LIV Golf, the dissident league’s astronomical bid from the 2021 PGA Tour, funded by State Investment FundSaudi Arabia’s sovereign fund, reported our colleagues from RMC Sports. New circuit boss Greg Norman admitted his organization has indeed tried to recruit what is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. On FoxNewshe confirmed that the champion had rejected an offer of 700 to 800 million dollars (680 to 780 million euros, editor’s note). “That number was proposed before I became CEO,” admitted Greg Norman. “It’s in its neighborhood, yes. Of course you have to look at the best of the best. Tiger’s first approach was before I became CEO, so yes, that number is somewhere in that area.”continued LIV’s golf boss.
However, despite this stunning offer, Tiger Woods refused to join the controversial league. He even openly opposes a PGA Tour contender. “I don’t agree with those who go to LIV, I think they have turned their backs on what allowed them to access their position”he explained on the sidelines of the last British Open. “Some players have never even had a chance to play on a circuit. They’ve gone straight from the amateur ranks to this organization and they’ve never had a chance to experience what it’s like to play on a schedule or play in a major event. . Some of these players may will never get a chance to play in the major leagues. It’s a chance. They’ll never get a chance to experience it here. Augusta National in the quarter.”added Tiger Woods.
“I don’t understand. What are these players doing for guaranteed money, what’s the incentive to practice? What’s the motivation to go out and earn dirt? You just get paid a lot of money and play a few events and play 54 holes. I just don’t see how that’s good in the long run. It would sad to see some of these young men never get to walk on these hallowed courts and play in these Majors.”concluded the Tiger, whose tongue is definitely not in his pocket.
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