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

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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.

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  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.

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Charlie Woods gives first interview after firing 68 at Notah Begay qualifying event

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Over the weekend, Charlie Woods participated in the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

With his dad on his bag, Charlie did not disappoint.

Charlie finished tied for fourth in the Boys 12-13 division thanks to a career low four-under 68.

After his round, Charlie gave an interview and in the process gave a lot of credit to the fifteen-time major champion helping him out throughout the event.

“Dad told me to stay patient. I just played steady golf,” Charlie said.

I’m sure we will hear a lot more of the name “Charlie Woods” in the coming years.

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‘He didn’t look right’ – Tiger’s mobility issues reportedly continue as he caddies for son Charlie

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Charlie Woods played in a junior golf tournament and shot a career low 68 on his way to a second-place finish.

As great as the performance was for Charlie, a big part of the story was who he had on his bag. That’s right, his dad.

Tiger Woods caddied for Charlie during the event, and according to those in attendance, he “didn’t look right.”

According to @TWLegion on Twitter, the man who took a picture of Tiger Woods said he was in a cart all day and didn’t look completely healthy.

This adds further speculation to the health concerns of Tiger Woods. Many speculated that his lack of presence at the Presidents Cup was odd, considering he could have used a cart like the other captains of the American team. He was on the phone with Davis Love III during the match, but it was reported that he wasn’t in attendance due to “physical limitations.”

The last time we saw Tiger on the golf course — a missed cut at The Open in July — he didn’t look like he was ready to play professional golf competitively. Although his caddie Joe LaCava has speculated that we could see Woods tee it up a few times prior to the Masters in 2023, the recent developments don’t seem promising.

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‘I was pretty p****d off’ – Justin Thomas on Si-Woo Kim’s shush celebration during feisty Sunday clash

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With the Internationals down four points heading into Sunday singles in the Presidents Cup, The United States threw out their de-facto leader Justin Thomas in the first match of the day. In a match where it was crucial to set the tone, International Team captain Trevor Immelmann surprisingly chose Si Woo Kim to counter Thomas.

The South Korean did not disappoint, and although the United States went on to win pretty comfortably, Kim did his job in defeating Thomas by 1-up.

Tensions ran high throughout the day, with Thomas seemingly upset over Kim’s unwillingness to concede a few short putts early in the match.

It was a bit surprising to see Thomas take exception with Kim’s insistence that he finish out some short putts, considering that the Internationals needed to make up quite a large deficit. Additionally, Thomas had been a stickler all week about giving his opponents anything that bordered on “a gimme”.

After a big par putt on the 15th, a clearly emotional “JT” gave a big fist pump in celebration. Usually quite reserved, Si Woo Kim took notice and quieted the crowd after a big par save to match Thomas.

Once again, Thomas took exception to Si Woo, admitting after the match that he was “p***** off “at Kim’s theatrics.

“Honestly, at the time, I was pretty p***** off,” said Thomas afterwards. “I think when you’re in the moment, when you’re on the other side of it, it’s something that gets you motivated, gets you pumped up a little bit.”

When asked about his reaction to the made putt, Kim said he saw Patrick Reed do the celebration at the 2014 Ryder Cup and wanted to do something to match Thomas’ energy.

“I saw that Patrick [Reed] did it before, and yeah, JT give me fist pump, and then I had to do it. And I had to make it, and I made it. Then, like, yeah, I had to do something. I think that give me more energy.”

After all was said and done, Thomas admitted that Kim had the right to celebrate his victory.

“He hit the shots and made the putts better than I did the last three holes or, really, the last nine holes when he needed to,” said Thomas. “So, I can say whatever I want about it, but he beat me. So he has the upper hand on me. But we won the Cup so that’s all that matters.”

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