Greg Norman on the offer Tiger Woods turned down
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 343
Greg Norman and Liv Golf: A story that lasts a long time and has no end. Norman is motivated to succeed in his Saudi-backed venture. Even though they play a lot of tricks on him, even though the pressure is huge, Norman tries not to pay attention to it.
Speaking to Fox News, Norman talked about Woods and the offer he had to be part of LIV Golf. He confirmed that the figure is between 700 and 800 million dollars. “That number was out there before I became CEO. So that number has been out there, yes,” Norman said for the fox news.
“And, look, Tiger is a needle-mover and of course you have to look at the best of the best,” Norman said. LIV Golf executives were trying to entice Woods to become part of the project even before Norman arrived.
Woods refused the offers, and it was clear that he was not motivated to perform there. “So they had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. So, yes, that number was somewhere in that neighborhood”.
LIV Golf and pressure
Reporters were interested in where such pressure on LIV Golf and all those who are part of it came from.
“I don’t know”. “I really don’t care,” Norman said. “I just love the game so much and I want to grow the game of golf and we at LIV see that opportunity not just for the men but for the women”.
The LIV Golf Invitational is off for a month during the FedEx Cup playoffs on the Pga Tour, returning over Labor Day weekend about an hour west of Boston, and then two weeks later plays in the Chicago suburbs. The LIV Golf project still has the same goals that it will strive to achieve. Even though they know it won't be easy, they want to become number 1. We'll see if they can do it..