They say that everyone has a price. Well, if that pertains to Tiger Woods it's an incredibly high price.
Golf legend Tiger turned down an offer of $800 million from Woods Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, according to the tour’s CEO, Greg Norman.
“Look, Tiger is a needle mover, right?” Norman said. “So, of course you’ve got to look at the best of the best. They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. That number is somewhere in that [$700-800 million] neighborhood.”
"The PGA Tour has 27 sponsors who do $40 billion worth of business in Saudi Arabia on an annual basis."#LIVGolf Chairman Greg Norman exposes the PGA Tour's hypocrisy in interview on Tucker Carlson. pic.twitter.com/jMkLPHKsWf
— LIV Golf Nation (@LIVGolfNation) August 2, 2022
Tiger Woods, the 15-time major champion, called out some of the players joining the LIV series.
“I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position,” Woods said.
A LIV tournament at was at Donald Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey last week.
“I think LIV has been a great thing for Saudi Arabia, for the image of Saudi Arabia,” Trump said to The Wall Street Journal. “I think it’s going to be an incredible investment from that standpoint, and that’s more valuable than lots of other things because you can’t buy that — even with billions of dollars.”