Harold Varner III thought long and hard about his decision to join LIV Golf. In the end, his wife had a great influence on him to accept LIV Golf's invitation. "I think it's very easy to get in a situation where you do what everyone else says you should do," Varner said, as quoted by golfdigest.com "I don't know, I just sat there.
I think it's pretty bad when my wife is like, 'F--- everybody. Do what you want to do.' " "And I was like, that is so cool," he said. "My wife is the most nicest person. She's like super, like, 'Oh, I don't know about this, I don't know.'
And for her to say that, meant the world to me."
Harold Varner and growing up
Varner knows the impact money can have on him and his family, given that he himself had financial problems growing up. "I mean, I went to college and I didn't even know what the U.S.
Am was," said Varner. "Golf's never been a way for me to get my name on a trophy. It was a way for me to get out. I play golf so I could go to college. I would not have been able to go to college without playing golf.
And then I turned pro because my brain wasn't smart enough to work 9:00 to 5:00 and still make the same amount of money. The only thing that sucks about golf sometimes is most of the people that are in golf will never understand it.
My kid will never understand it; I'm going to make sure of that." Of course, the negative reactions immediately turned gray after his decision, but he has no problem with it. "I'm okay with it. Like it is what it is," he said.
"I can't hate on what situation I'm in or what situation I'm not in. I can only do what's best for me at the time from the experience I've had as a kid and I'm actually super proud I made a decision based off of what I believe in."