Tiger Woods is without a doubt one of the most recognizable faces in golf. With the controversial start of the new LIV Golf Tour, Woods was high on the priority list for the Saudi-backed circuit. Tiger ultimately chose to stick with the PGA Tour, but it probably wasn’t an easy decision.
There have been reports of big-name golfers receiving massive offers to switch sides. Tiger Woods was the number one target for the LIV Tour. He was offered nearly a billion dollars to jump ship.
Greg Norman, the CEO of LIV Golf, spoke with Tucker Carlson on Monday night. Norman said that Tiger received the offer before he even took his job with LIV. Tiger was offered between $700 and $800 million to join the tour.
“That number was out there before I became CEO. So, that number’s been out there, yes. And, look, Tiger’s a needle mover, right?
So yes, that number is somewhere in that neighborhood.”
Tiger Woods chose to stay loyal to the more traditional PGA. He even criticized some golfers who joined LIV. Tiger has also called out Norman for his participation in the new league.
The LIV Tour kicked off in June. During their first event, the PGA announced that they would indefinitely suspend any golfer who competed in the tournament. For Tiger Woods, the decision was based more on principles than money.
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