Tiger Woods became down a proposal from Greg Norman saying "someplace withinside the neighborhood" of $700 million to $800 million to take part withinside the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Series.
During an look on Fox News with Tucker Carlson that aired Monday night, Norman showed what he informed The Washington Post in a tale months ago. Norman informed the Post in June that the provide was "mind-blowingly huge; we are speaking withinside the excessive 9 digits."
Woods has been opposing LIV golfing because overdue remaining yr and made his most powerful feedback but on the British Open whilst he stated gamers who took cash from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund had "long past them back" at the PGA Tour.
It changed into now no longer clean whilst Woods changed into presented an offer.
"That wide variety changed into there earlier than I have become CEO. So the wide variety changed into there, yes," Norman stated withinside the Fox News interview, which passed off Sunday at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey, in which the 0.33 LIV Golf Invitational changed into held. Held.
"And, look, Tiger is a needle-mover and of route you need to have a take a observe the nice of the nice," Norman stated. "So they initially contacted Tiger earlier than I have become CEO. So, yeah, that wide variety changed into someplace round that."
Various reviews withinside the United Kingdom nation that Phil Mickelson obtained a $two hundred million signing bonus, at the same time as Dustin Johnson obtained $one hundred fifty million. The area of 48, which performs fifty four holes with out a cut, offers $25 million in prize cash in every event. Norman introduced a 14-event agenda for subsequent year.
LIV Golf presently has best one player — Johnson at No. 18 — some of the pinnacle 20 withinside the world.
The supply of the investment has brought about sharp complaint of the collection and its enlisted gamers as it's miles visible as an try and distract interest from its human rights file and hyperlinks to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Asked why his rival excursion has brought about such exhilaration amongst American golfing fans, Norman bluntly replied, "I do not know."
"I do not surely care," Norman stated. "I simply love the sport a lot and I need to develop the sport of golfing and at LIV we see that possibility now no longer only for men, however for women."
The LIV Golf Invitational closes for a month at some point of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the PGA Tour, returns approximately an hour west of Boston on Labor Day weekend, after which performs weeks later in suburban Chicago.