(CNN)Tiger Woods turned down a deal worth roughly $700-$800 million to join the Saudi-supported LIV Golf series, as per the visit’s CEO Greg Norman.
During a meeting on Fox News that circulated on Monday, previous world No. 1 Norman was asked by Tucker Carlson on the off chance that Woods was offered $700-$800 million to join the LIV Golf series.
“That number was out there before I became CEO,” Norman answered. “Along these lines, that number’s been out there, yes. See, Tiger’s a needle mover, isn’t that so?
“Thus, obviously, you will check out at the most elite. They had initially moved toward Tiger before I became CEO, thus, indeed, that number is some place around there.”
Norman with Yasir Al-Rumayyan, legislative leader of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (left) and Majed Al-Sorour, CEO of Golf Saudi (center).
Beforehand, Norman had told the Washington Post in June that Woods was offered colossal cash to partake however turned it down. Norman said the Woods proposition was “mind-blowingly tremendous; we’re discussing high nine digits.”
The questionable visit has drawn in a major names from the hitting the fairway world to leave the laid out PGA Tour and the DP World Tour to partake for tremendous amounts of cash.
Significant victors Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel and Martin Kaymer have all joined the breakaway endeavor, which has offered players colossal cash to join.
The LIV Golf series is upheld by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) – – a sovereign abundance reserve led by Mohammed receptacle Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – – and has swore to grant $250 million in all out prize cash.
Notwithstanding, it has prompted analysis from numerous players, including Rory McIlroy and Woods, that players have deserted golf’s conventional set up and acknowledged cash from a country with a troubling basic liberties record.
Prior to July’s Open at St. Andrews, Scotland, Woods said he contradicted the players who had left.
“I feel that what they’ve done is they’ve betrayed what has permitted them to get to this position,” the 15-time significant champ said.
“A portion of these players may not at any point have an opportunity to play in significant titles. That is plausible. We don’t have a clue about that without a doubt yet. It ultimately depends on all the significant title bodies to make that assurance. However, that is plausible, that a few players will never at any point have an opportunity to play in a significant title, never have an opportunity to encounter this here, stroll down the fairways at Augusta National.
oods readies a shot during his second round at the 150th Open at St. Andrews.
“Be that as it may, how these players are doing ensured cash, what is the motivation from training’s point of view? What is the motivation to go out there and procure it in the soil? You’re simply getting compensated truckload of cash front and center and playing a couple of occasions and playing 54 openings. They’re playing booming music and have this large number of climates that are unique.”
Woods added: “I simply don’t have the foggiest idea about how that move is positive in the long haul for a ton of these players, particularly on the off chance that the LIV association doesn’t get world-positioning focuses and the significant titles change their standards for entering the occasions.
“It would be miserable to see a portion of these small children never have an opportunity to encounter it and experience what we get an opportunity to experience and walk these blessed grounds and play in these titles.”
Woods even went as far to reprimand Norman himself for his job in the splinter visit. “Greg has done a few things that I don’t believe is to the greatest advantage of our game, and we’re returning to presumably the most memorable and conventional spot in our game.”
On Sunday, Henrik Stenson won the third occasion of LIV Golf’s introduction season at Bedminster, New Jersey.
Almost fourteen days after he was deprived of his Ryder Cup captaincy for joining the series, the 46-year-old Swede shot 11-under standard at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster to win $4 million.
He acknowledged the prize close by previous US President Donald Trump, who was available all through the three-day rivalry and who possesses the course.