Connect with us

19th Hole

The ‘mind-blowingly enormous’ offer Tiger Woods reportedly turned down from LIV Golf

Published

on

Just days before the inaugural LIV Golf event starts at the Centurion Club in London, England, Greg Norman has revealed that Tiger Woods was offered a ‘mind-blowing’ sum of money to join the series.

In an interview with Kent Baab of the Washington Post, the CEO of the Saudi-funded league divulged the organisers pitched offers to Woods’ representatives that were “mind-blowingly enormous.”

Whilst the new poster boy of the series, Dustin Johnson, has been widely reported to be receiving over $100 million to appear, the amount suggested to Woods was, according to Norman, “high nine digits.”

It isn’t the first time that the 15-time major champion has turned down an offer from Saudi Arabia, refusing a rumored $3 million to play at the Saudi International in 2018 and 2019. It looks as if no amount of money will change his mind.

During the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the 110-time winner gave his view on the upcoming rebel league and loyalty to the PGA Tour.

“You know, [Phil Mickelson] has his opinion on where he sees the game of golf going. I have my viewpoint on how I see the game of golf, and I’ve supported the tour and my foundation has run events on the tour for a number of years,” Woods said. “I just think that what Jack [Nicklaus] and Arnold [Palmer] have done in starting the tour and breaking away from the PGA of America and creating our tour in ’68 or ’69, somewhere in there, I just think there’s a legacy to that.”

Woods continued. “Ive been playing out here for a couple of years over decades, and I think there’s a legacy to it. I still think that the tour has so much to offer, so much opportunity.… I understand different viewpoints, but I believe in legacies; I believe in major championships; I believe in big events, comparisons to historical figures of the past. There’s plenty of money out here. The tour is growing. But it’s just like any other sport. It’s like tennis. You have to go out there and earn it. You’ve got to go out there and play for it. We have opportunity to go ahead and do it. It’s just not guaranteed up front.”

Whilst the PGA Tour continues to hint at suspension and legal action against those opting for LIV events, confirmed starters include not only Johnson but former world number one Lee Westwood, regular major contenders Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen, Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter, up-and-coming Talor Gooch and current world number 34 and six-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Na, who shocked golf fans last week when he resigned from his home tour.

All those, plus the high expectation that Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler join the LIV at some point, and yet it’s still Tiger Woods, playing or not, that moves the needle more than any other player.

Your Reaction?
  • 39
  • LEGIT6
  • WOW5
  • LOL3
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK11

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Pingback: Photo showing devastating extent of Tiger’s leg injury leaves fans in shock – GolfWRX

  2. Pingback: Dustin Johnson RESIGNS from PGA Tour making him ineligible for future Ryder Cups – GolfWRX

  3. Book

    Jun 6, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Unlike Phil, Eldrick hasn’t wagered his away.

  4. Bob

    Jun 6, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Take the money T-Gro

  5. Rich

    Jun 6, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    There’s still time to sell your soul to the Bonesaw Tour demons, Tiger. Don’t do it. And don’t listen to SoS Steinberg on this matter.

    • Poor

      Jun 6, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      I feel like Rich is the type of guy that uses emojis to really get his point across.

  6. Just Dave

    Jun 6, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Tiger at the Masters this year is all you need to know about who’s still The Man in Golf, despite him being still firmly entrenched in recovery mode. He will likely play several Regular years into his Championship (Senior) Tour because he’s that determined.

    • cb

      Jun 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      Um, youre a moron hes said plenty of times he’s NEVER playing a regular sched. and never playing the Champions tour.

Leave a Reply

Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

19th Hole

Phil Mickelson likes tweet suggesting major LIV critic asked for $55m to join rebel tour

Published

on

Phil Mickelson’s recent social media activity may indicate that one of LIV Golf’s biggest critics actually attempted to join the rival league before being denied by LIV.

The speculation began when Tiger Woods’ former swing coach, Hank Haney, said on his podcast that there was a PGA Tour player who’s been adamantly against LIV that initially had attempted to join the breakaway tour for an asking price of $55 million.

Many people on Twitter immediately started speculating (and some were hoping) that the player that Haney was referencing could be Billy Horschel.

Apparently, Phil Mickelson had been monitoring the saga from his Twitter account, because as this was happening, “Lefty” started liking tweets that were accusing Horschel of being the player that asked for the $55 million.

If the player in question turned out to be Horschel, it would be a tough look for the 36-year-old. He’s gone as far as anyone in his criticism of players who’ve opted to join LIV Golf.

“I honestly don’t think that the American guys who haven’t supported the PGA Tour should be here.

“The Abraham Ancers, the Talor Goochs, the Jason Kokraks – you’ve never played this tournament, you’ve never supported the DP World Tour. Why are you here? You are here for one reason only and that’s to try and get world ranking points because you don’t have it.

“It’s hypocritical because of what some of these guys have said they wanted to play less golf. It’s pretty hypocritical to come over here and play outside LIV when your big thing was to spend more time with family and want to play less golf.”

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW4
  • LOL4
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK6

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Tiger Woods reveals the best celebrity foursome he’s ever played with

Published

on

With Capital One’s The Match set to take place this weekend, Tiger Woods was asked about the best celebrity foursome that he’s ever played a round with.

Tiger replied:

“[John] Smoltz, [Tom] Glavine and [Greg] Maddux when they were all pitching with the Braves. That was epic. I shot 62, 62 and lost money.”

The three pitchers combined to win seven National League Cy Young Awards in the 1990s and led the Atlanta Braves to a World Series win in 1995.

The 15-time major champion was also asked what his “dream foursome” would be, to which he replied: “It wouldn’t be a foursome. It would be my dad, myself and Charlie.”

Tiger’s father, Earl, passed away in 2006 and his son, Charlie, was born in 2009.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 41
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW1
  • LOL5
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP3
  • OB4
  • SHANK6

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Former NBA star turned college golfer J.R. Smith taking lessons from Tiger’s ex-coach

Published

on

Former NBA player J.R. Smith is now taking golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Chris Como.

The lessons can be seen on the new show “Private Lessons” on the premium subscription of GolfPass.

Of his lessons with Como, Smith said, “For me, I think the most appealing part (about taking a lesson from Como) was about like how fast the transition for him to understand. Like, obviously, everybody doesn’t think the same,” he added, “but to make to feel certain sensations in the golf swing.”

The two-time NBA Champion made $90 million as a basketball player but signed an NIL deal as a golfer in early 2022.

In addition to working with Tiger Woods and Smith, Como has also worked with Bryson DeChambeau, who won the 2020 U.S. Open under his guidance.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 7
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW1
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK8

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending