“I’m good!” Legendary golfer Tiger Woods is trending after it was revealed that he walked away from a huge bag! According to CNN, on Monday, in an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, CEO Greg Norman confirmed Tiger turned down an offer worth approximately $700-$800 million to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.
Greg Norman, the tour’s CEO said, ”
That number was out there before I became CEO,” Greg replied. “So, that number’s been out there, yes. Look, Tiger’s a needle mover, right? He added, “So, of course, you’re going to look at the best of the best. They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO, so, yes, that number is somewhere in that neighborhood.”
The LIV Golf series is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). This is a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, who has pledged to award $250 million in total prize money. There is a lot of criticism surrounding the series due to Saudi Arabia’s history of human rights violations.
In addition, they have also been accused of sports washing. Per Sports Illustrated, sportswashing is defined as the use of sports to present a sanitized, friendlier version of a political regime or operation. Last month, Tiger spoke to the press during the 150th Open Championship, making it clear that he is loyal to the PGA Tour and has no interest in joining LIV.
“The players who have chosen to go to LIV and play there, I disagree with it,” He said. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.” Roommates, what do you think of Tiger’s decision?
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