Tiger Woods has declined a millionaire offer to play at LVI Golf
MADRID, 2 years ago. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The American golfer Tiger Woods, winner of 15 major tournaments, has declined a millionaire offer of between 700 and 800 million dollars to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series, as confirmed by the CEO of the new circuit, the Australian Greg Norman.
“This number was available before I became CEO. Tiger moves around a lot, right? So of course you have to go for the best of the best. Originally, Tiger was approached before I became CEO. CEO and that number was there,” Norman said Monday in an interview that aired on “Fox News” host Tucker Carlson’s late-night show.
Woods was one of the players most critical of the appearance of LVI, which caused the departure of important names such as his compatriots Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson or Brooks Koepka. In addition, the ‘Tiger’ welcomed the fact that the British Open did not invite Norman to its 2022 edition.
On the other hand, the former Australian golfer also criticized the actions of the American PGA, which he considers to hold “a monopoly”. “They just want to close the doors on us any way they can, so they’ll use every possible lever to do that, but they won’t. They are not going to close the doors to us because the product speaks for itself,” he warned.