Tiger Woods rejected an offer that, according to Greg Norman, was between 700 and 800 million dollars to participate in the Super League, the LIV Golf financed by Saudi Arabia. During a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson on Monday night, Norman confirmed what he told the Washington Post two months ago.
"It was a mind-bogglingly huge offer; we're talking high nine figures," he noted.
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Woods has opposed LIV Golf since late last year. In the last he British said that the players have "turned their backs" on the PGA Tour.
Various reports from the UK have said that Phil Mickelson received a $200 million signing bonus, while Dustin Johnson received $50 million. The 48-player courses, which play 54 holes without cutting, offer $25 million in prize money at each event.
Norman announced that LIV Golf will have a 14-tournament schedule for next year. Currently, the circuit has only one top 20, Dustin Johnson. His funding source has drawn heavy criticism. Norman defended himself against them. “I just want to grow golf.
At LIV we see that opportunity not only for men, but also for women,” he noted. By the age of six months, Woods was mimicking his father's golf swings. Just before his second birthday, America was staring at him on The Mike Douglas Show as a kind of diaper-wearing prodigy.
Accompanied by his father Earl, he showed full swings and putted with comedian Bob Hope. When Woods was five, he appeared on the show That's incredible. The Today Show and Good Morning America also reported. By the time Woods was 13, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and ABC had covered him on all major US television networks.
Regardless of the early attention he received, Woods gradually developed his ability to play. He won his first major amateur tournament, the Junior World Golf Championship, in 1984 at the age of eight in what was then the youngest age group.
In the following years he won more times in this competition, four times in a row between 1988 and 1991. The U.S. He won junior amateur titles in 1991, 1992 and 1993, making him the youngest and only multiple winner to date. In the years that followed, he also won the U.S.
men's amateur title three times in a row, a feat that no one before him had achieved; here, too, he is the youngest winner so far. Beginning in 1994, he played for his varsity, Stanford University, for two years, where he won the NCAA title before turning pro.