Tiger Woods turned down a suggestion that Greg Norman says was round $A1 billion to participate within the Saudi-funded LIV Golf collection.
Throughout an look on Fox Information in the USA with Tucker Carlson that aired Monday evening, Norman confirmed what he informed the Washington Submit in a narrative two months in the past.
Norman informed the Submit in June the provide was “mind-blowingly monumental; we’re speaking about excessive 9 digits”.
He stated it was “someplace in that neighbourhood of $US700 million ($A998 million) to $800 million ($A1140 million)”
Woods has been against LIV Golf since late final yr, and he delivered his strongest feedback on the British Open when he stated gamers who took the cash funded by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund had “turned their again” on the PGA Tour that made them well-known.
When a suggestion was made to Woods was not clear.
“That quantity was on the market earlier than I grew to become CEO,” Norman stated within the Fox Information interview, which befell on Sunday at Trump Nationwide in Bedminster, New Jersey, the place the third LIV Golf Invitational was held.
“And, look, Tiger is a needle-mover and naturally you need to have a look at the very best of the very best,” Norman stated.
“So they’d initially approached Tiger earlier than I grew to become CEO.”
Numerous stories out of the UK have stated Phil Mickelson acquired a $US200 million ($A285 million) signing bonus, whereas fellow American Dustin Johnson acquired $US150 million ($A214 million).
The 48-man fields, which play 54 holes with no minimize, provide $US25 million (A$26 million) in prize cash at every occasion.
LIV Golf at the moment has just one participant – Johnson at No. 18 – from the highest 20 on the planet however is reportedly making an attempt to lure throughout Australia’s world No.2 Cameron Smith.
The supply of the funding has led to sharp criticism of the collection and the gamers who’ve enlisted as a result of it’s seen as an try to distract consideration from its human rights document and hyperlinks to the September 11 terrorist assaults.