Legendary golfer Tiger Woods turned down a lucrative offer worth approximately $700-$800 million to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Previously, the Washington Post reported in June that he was offered huge money to join but turned it down. Now the circuit’s CEO Greg Norman confirmed it to Fox News on Monday. Norman called Woods a ‘needle-mover’. The offer had been made before former world No. 1 Greg Norman was elected the Chief Executive Officer of the series.
The LIV Series has been offering enormous sums of money to lure golfers and snatch from PGA Tour. Woods’ offer is the most lucrative one to date.
15-times major champion Tiger Woods stayed committed to the PGA Tour. Before the British Open at St. Andrews last month, he criticized the professional golfers’ shifts to the controversial LIV series, comparing it with the senior Champions Tour.
LIV Golf is backed by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. It is still managing to snatch talented players from its rival PGA Tour. Many top-notch golfers have already switched to LIV Golf. The list includes Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson— to name a few