Controversial Tour Director Greg Norman says Tiger Woods has turned down a highly lucrative offer to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Fifteen times the main winner was turned down between 700 and 800 million dollars (683 and 781 million euros, respectively).
Nowhere can be won with higher sums than the LIV Tour, the controversial lucrative tour that splits the golf world in two. The LIV Golf Tour consists of eight tournaments in Europe, Asia and the United States. The LIV Golf Invitational Series is funded by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
Norman, the two-time main winner, says in a conversation with Fox News That the offer had already been made before he took his position in the much discussed organization. “Of course you have to look at the best of the best.”
Woods said last month that he was disappointed with the golfers’ choice for the LIV Golf Tour. “I just don’t understand their choice, these players choose guaranteed money. What is the incentive to train and play?”
Charles Schwartzell (left) and Greg Norman (right) pose with the trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational Series in London.
Switching golfers suspended
The LIV Tour features a 54-hole format, with a prize pool of approximately €24.4 million across all eight tournaments. The winner gets less than 3.9 million euros, while the last winner always gets more than a ton.
These amounts are much larger than the prize money that can be won at PGA, the organizer of classic golf tournaments.
Players who switch from the PGA Tour to the LIV Tour have been suspended by the PGA. Famous LIV participants include Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia.
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