Tiger Woods Was Offered LIV Golf Contract in $700M-$800M Range, Greg Norman Says

Doric SamAugust 2, 2022

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 15: Tiger Woods of the USA walks onto the 18th green during Day Two of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 15, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods has said in the past that he has no intentions of jumping from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, but he's apparently sacrificing an eye-popping payday.

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said to Tucker Carlson that the upstart tour offered Woods a deal in the range of $700-$800 million to jump ship.

Norman had said in June that the offer made to Woods was "mind-blowingly enormous," adding, "we're talking about high nine digits." Now, the actual range has been revealed.

LIV Golf is backed financially by the Saudi Arabian government, which has faced scrutiny for its history of human rights violations and been accused of sportswashing. While many notable golfers have joined the tour because of the monetary gain, Woods has not been tempted.

"Well, he certainly doesn't need the money. Legacy is a big deal to Tiger," New York Post reporter Mark Cannizzaro told Pro Football Talk's Peter King recently. "Tiger is a big golf nerd. He is heavily aligned with the PGA Tour. He's not going to cross the PGA."

While speaking to reporters last month at the 150th Open Championship, Woods made 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," Woods said. "I think that what they've done is they've turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position."

Woods also took a shot at Norman for forming the breakaway tour, saying, "I know Greg tried to do this back in the early '90s. It didn't work then, and he's trying to make it work now. I still don't see how that's in the best interests of the game."