Tiger Woods turned down historic offer to join LIV Golf

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Tiger Woods is not a fan of LIV Golf and turned down a historic offer from the organization. Greg Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf and a commissioner. Tucker Carlson Tonight He claimed that LIV Golf approached Woods, offering him $700 million to $800 million to join the new league. Norman claimed that this happened before Norman was appointed CEO of LIV Golf and became the commissioner. 

“That number was out there before I became CEO,”Tucker Carlson heard Norman tell Norman during an interview at the LIV Golf Invitational Series event held at Trump National Gilg Club Bedminster (New Jersey). per ESPN. “Look, Tiger is a needle mover, right? So, of course, you’re got to look at the best of the best. They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. That number is somewhere in that neighborhood.”

Woods, who supports the PGA Tour, spoke last month to reporters about players moving from the PGA Tour into LIV Golf. “I disagree with it,” Woods said.  “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.”Woods also spoke about the impact of LIV Golf on the future development of the sport. 

“Who knows what’s going to happen in the near future with world-ranking points, the criteria for entering major championships,” Woods said. “The governing body is going to have to figure that out. Some of these players may not ever get a chance to play in major championships. That is a possibility. We don’t know that for sure yet. It’s up to all the major championship bodies to make that determination. But that is a possibility, that some players will never, ever get a chance to play in a major championship, never get a chance to experience this right here, walk down the fairways at Augusta National.”   

LIV Golf was established in 2021 by the Public Investment Fund. 2022 marks the start of the LIV Golf Invitational Series. It includes eight 54-hole events and 48 players who are not cut after the second round. LIV Golf has announced 2023. It will host 14 tournaments with a prize fund of $405 million.