Greg Norman of LIV Golf says Tiger Woods turned down a huge offer
Ricky Gray | August 2, 2022
The offer was in the "neighborhood" of $700m -$800m.
In an interview that aired on Monday night, Greg Norman of LIV Golf stated that Tiger Woods turned down an offer that was in the neighborhood of $700-800m to join the league.
Norman appeared on an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight and stated that LIV Golf approached Woods before he was named the new circuit's CEO and commissioner.
Norman added: “That number was out there before I became CEO. 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 has been an adamant supporter of the PGA Tour during its battle with LIV Golf. The new organization has a lot of money to throw around which is why they’ve added some significant golfers.
Woods also said he supported the R&A's decision not to invite Norman, a two-time winner of the Open Championship in St. Andrews, to the 150th celebration of The Open.
Woods commented: “The R&A obviously have their opinions and their rulings and their decision.
“Greg has done some things that I don't think is in the best interest of our game, and we're coming back to probably the most historic and traditional place in our sport. I believe it's the right thing.”
Woods has also criticized players that have joined LIV Golf, which is being financed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
At this point, LIV Golf has signed notable names including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka.
Norman called the PGA Tour a monopoly, stating: “It's a monopoly. They just want to shut us down whatever way they can, so they'll use whatever leverage point they can to shut us down, and they're not. They're not going to shut us down because the product speaks for itself.”
Norman also noted that one of the biggest sponsors of women's golf is Aramco, a Saudi Arabian Oil Company.