LIV Golf made an offer to Tiger Woods, and now we know just how much the lucrative offer was worth.
Since it’s launch, the Saudi-backed golf league has been opening up the checkbook for some of the top stars in the game, but nothing can compare to the amount of money they were prepared to give one of the best golfers of all time.
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman had previously said that Woods rejected a “mind-blowingly enormous” offer from the league. He recently spoke to Tucker Carlson and revealed that LIV Golf offered to pay Woods between $700 million and $800 million.
“That number was out there before I became CEO,” Norman told the Fox News host, as transcribed by ESPN.com. “Look, Tiger is a needle mover, right? So, of course you’re got to look at the best of the best. They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. That number is somewhere in that neighborhood.”
The 46-year-old Woods discussed LIV Golf at last month’s Open Championship and continued to express his support of the PGA Tour.
“The R&A obviously have their opinions and their rulings and their decision,” Woods said. “Greg has done some things that I don’t think is in the best interest of our game, and we’re coming back to probably the most historic and traditional place in our sport. I believe it’s the right thing.”
LIV Golf has previously agreed to deals with Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, and Abraham Ancer.