Report: Charles Barkley awaits broadcast offer from LIV Golf

LIV Golf may not be done adding big-name personalities to its broadcast team.

The New York Post, which reported Monday that longtime golf commentator David Feherty is parting ways with NBC Sports and heading to LIV Golf, reported Thursday that Charles Barkley is awaiting an offer from the Saudi-backed starter league saudi.

Barkley told reporter Andrew Marchand that he would be attending next week’s event pro-am at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, and that LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman would prepare an offer to join. the circuit as a diffuser. Barkley and Norman met for dinner Wednesday night in Atlanta.

Barkley is contracted to TNT on its popular studio show “Inside the NBA,” but he’s also a noted golf fanatic. On the course, he’s fought yips at full throttle for years, but seems to have cured them to some degree. He recently played in the American Championship of the Century in Lake Tahoe, the annual celebrity tournament, and finished tied for 74th in a field of 87 players.

He has also worked on golf shows; last month he was in the booth with TNT during the broadcast of “The Match” with NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady beating Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.

Barkley was previously asked about LIV Golf. In an interview last month on “The Pat McAfee Show,” he said “if someone gave me $200 million, I’d kill a relative.”

LIV Golf has been the talk of professional golf this summer as it lured many of the PGA Tour’s top pros to its series with guaranteed contracts seemingly paying nine figures to its biggest stars, as well as $25 million purses at each event. . LIV Golf is playing eight events this season and has announced that it will play 14 events next year with four-man teams that will stay together throughout the year.

For his event next week in New Jersey, new players include Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who had his European Ryder Cup captaincy stripped following his move to the starter circuit.

What LIV Golf doesn’t yet have is a broadcast partner. Until now, his events were only available on the YouTube channel, Facebook page and LIV Golf website.

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