LIV Golf’s master move to try to sign Tiger Woods: more than 700 million dollars

Voltaire said that “Those who believe that money does everything, end up doing everything for money” and it is very likely that Tiger Woods I thought the same thing recently. The world of sport is changing; in every sense. For better and for worse. Among the most questionable decisions, it appears, once again for the sport, saudi arabia background.

The irruption that it has had in golf has not been -perhaps- as devastating as the one that perpetrated in the paddle months ago. This, in large part, has been due to the difference in prizes that were won in one sport and another before petrodollars came into the business. But, despite the fact that one of the motors of society is money, it seems that there are still people who are not willing to break their beliefs in exchange for many millions of euros.

Photo: Sergio García, at the LIV Golf event.  (EFE/EPA/Andy Rain)
Sanctions and more money: the latest plan to end LIV Golf’s petrodollars

The confidential

The LIV Golfa new circuit financed by the government of Saudi Arabia, offered between 700 and 800 million dollars to Tiger Woods to try to get him to join his project. However, the Tiger did not succumb to money, as stated by the organization’s CEO, Greg Norman, in an interview with ‘Fox’https://www.elconfidencial.com/deportes/golf/2022-08-05 /golf-saudi-money-tiger-woods_3470440/.”There was talk of that figure (between 700 and 800 million). Tiger changes the balances and obviously one has to aim for the best of the best. They contacted Tiger before I became CEO,” Greg Norman alleged.

But Woods has already gained enough ‘kilos’ in this golf ($120 million)not to mention the sponsorship with the sports brand Nike, which has brought him even more profits, and he has preferred to distance himself from this new racket that has come with the checkbook as the flag.

Henrik Stenson, champion of the LIV Golf Bedminster tournament. (Reuters/John Jones)

remember the open fight maintained by LIV Golf and PGA since the appearance of the former, denying participation in certain PGA Tour tournaments to golfers who participated in the Saudi circuit. Amid so much controversy, one of the greatest legends of the sport and winner of fifteen ‘big’ ones in his career, he has chosen to remain loyal to the organization that has made him much more than a golf player.

In front, the Australian Norman continues to defend his model and the different attacks that have been made on his string of tournaments, justifying that his business does not intend to be a threat to the future of the sport. “Our model is built 100 percent around the golf ecosystem. We are not trying to destroy the PGA Tour or the European Tour.. We want to work in the golf ecosystem to show that there is room for everyone,” assured the CEO of the new circuit.

Photo: Sergio García, in his debut at LIV Golf.  (EFE/EPA/Andy Rain)
“It’s indecent”: this is the new Saudi-funded league that broke golf

Ruben Rodriguez

Drastic measures and pressure

Despite assuring that they do not want to end the rest of the championships, the truth is that LIV Golf does have ambitions of becoming the most prestigious circuit with the greatest media focus. And that, to date, they have tried to achieve through money, offering astronomical amounts in prizes. This, unsurprisingly, did not sit well with the PGA Tour, who He opted months ago to prohibit players from his tour from competing in the LIV Golf Invitational Series in Londonthe first appointment of LIV Golf.

The measure did not sink in and, to the surprise of some, it all led to a massive flight of talent towards petrodollars. golfers like Sergio García, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Brooks Koepka, the Mexican Abraham Ancer or Louis Oosthuizen, among others, dropped out of the PGA Tour to join the new organization. Recently, bubba watsonwinner of two ‘big’ ones, also joined those mentioned above, giving the circuit even more coverage.

Voltaire said that “Those who believe that money does everything, end up doing everything for money” and it is very likely that Tiger Woods I thought the same thing recently. The world of sport is changing; in every sense. For better and for worse. Among the most questionable decisions, it appears, once again for the sport, saudi arabia background.

Source: www.elconfidencial.com

Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.