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Aaron Rodgers to LIV Golf? The legendary quarterback has named his price

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By now, most will know of the extraordinary amounts of money being offered to existing PGA Tour and DP World Tour players to jump ship and join the LIV Golf series.

It started at the beginning of the year with the Saudi-backed organization said to have offered figures in the region of $150-200 million to the likes of Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, both now fully ensconced on the rebel tour.

Names such as Hideki Matsuyama and Cameron Smith continue to hit the speculation headlines, whilst LIV CEO Greg Norman admitted the league had initially tried to tempt Tiger Woods with an offer of around $700 million, something he himself called a “mind-blowingly enormous” amount.

Enter Aaron Rodgers.

Nope, not a player listed on the OWGR, but the legendary Green Bay Packers’ quarterback with more than a passing interest in golf.

Having shown what he can do in a pair of victories on the made-for-television games at The Match IV and IX, Rodgers isn’t shy in estimating his worth to the Norman- led tour, despite the fact that he remains completely untested at any professional level.

On an appearance on the podcast Pardon My Take, Aaron Rodgers told the hosts about his plans after retirement. Although moving on to host is appealing, he was also asked about his increasing interest in golf and any possibility of signing and playing for LIV.

Whilst it isn’t apparently all about money, Rodgers is quick to point out that, “150 (thousand) for last place seems like a pretty, pretty fair offer.”

So, where does he value himself, given the amounts offered so far? “Probably around Tiger [Woods] number,” before concluding, “Everybody’s got a price.”

Interestingly, three of the four professionals that took part in the six episodes of The Match have subsequently signed for LIV – Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka – with only Woods himself refusing to leave the PGA Tour.

Rather like Rodgers may do, former sports legend Charles Barkley has made a name for himself playing golf after his retirement, winning his sole ‘Match’ alongside Mickelson, but subsequently turning down a position in the LIV commentary box to stay with his current employers.

Could Aaron be next when he decides to call it a day in the NFL?

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  1. Ned

    Aug 17, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Charles Barkley has made a name for himself playing golf after his retirement, winning his sole ‘Match’ alongside Mickelson, but subsequently turning down a position in the LIV commentary box to stay with his current employers.” He didn’t turn down an offer he just didn’t get what he wanted. He already stated he would kill a relative from the right amount.

  2. Ned

    Aug 17, 2022 at 5:33 am

    “Charles Barkley has made a name for himself playing golf after his retirement, winning his sole ‘Match’ alongside Mickelson, but subsequently turning down a position in the LIV commentary box to stay with his current employers.” He just didn’t turn down an offer he didn’t get the offer he wanted he already stated he would kill a relative for the right amount.

  3. Craig

    Aug 16, 2022 at 4:59 am

    No chance. For starters, he is a crap player. Secondly, no one outside the US knows who he is, and if you didn’t notice, a lot of the tour is happening outside the US.

  4. Michaele

    Aug 15, 2022 at 11:15 am

    He would fit in perfectly with the rest o choose clowns.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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LIV pro’s wife takes vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his car accident

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It’s been a year of drama and controversies in the golfing world, with the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf showing no signs of improving.

Much of the bad blood between the two has played out off the course, and that is once again the case this week, as the wife of prominent LIV golfer Pat Perez, Ashley, took a vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his single-car accident in 2021.

On Tuesday, Golf Balling shared a video on its Instagram account where Woods described his physical limitations following his car crash. In the comments, Ashley Perez decided to share her take, saying:

“Literally why driving under the influence is ILLEGAL. I don’t feel bad for him. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone. See ya.”

The comment has since been deleted, and it is not the first time Ashely has targeted PGA Tour golfers either. Back in September, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and their respective partners took a trip to the Napa Valley, which they posted on Instagram.

However, the trip apparently did not impress Mrs Perez, who shared, before once again deleting, her take on the vacation:

It’s been a wild year for the Perez’s on and off the course. The 46-year-old LIV pro earned $8,024,167 with the breakaway tour in 2022, primarily thanks to being part of the 4 Aces GC team.

While off the course, Perez spoke about his deep ‘hate’ for Phil Mickelson, accusing Lefty of committing an “uncrossable and unforgivable act” against him.

Following this latest drama, it’s likely safe to say that any relationship Perez once had with Tiger may well now be a thing of the past.

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