LIV GOLF will make its debut this week at London without Tiger Woods, but it made a substantial offer to lure the 15-time major winner to the new international golf league, according to a new report.
In an interview with the Washington Post, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said that Woods was offered a “mind-blowingly enormous (deal); we’re talking about high nine digits.”
Woods, who has played in just two tournaments since a devastating leg injury after a car crash in February of 2021, has maintained his loyalty to the PGA Tour as recently as last month at the PGA Championship.
The new Saudi-backed golf league has landed some top names, though, with reports on Monday that Phil Mickelson will play in the inaugural event which starts on Friday at the 7,100-yard Centurion Club outside London. Dustin Johnson also will be participating, along with Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuiszen and Kevin Na, among other top names.
The PGA Tour has threatened a ban of any players that compete in a LIV Golf event. Woods, 46, was not ready to sever ties with the tour where he made a name for himself and where he has won 82 total events. — Reuters