Greg Norman says Tiger Woods turned down a $700-$800M Saudi bid to play LIV GolfEnlarge this picture under-titled Seth Wenig / AP Seth Wenig / APTiger Woods turned down an offer that Norman says he is somewhere in this neighborhood from $700 to $800 million to participate in a series of LIV Golf sponsored by Apos; Saudi Arabia @.
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Various reports from the UK indicated that Phil Mickelson received a $200 million signing bonus, while Dustin Johnson received $150 million.
The source of the funding, which is seen as an attempt to divert attention from its human rights record and its connection to the September 11th terrorist attacks, has been the subject of intense criticism in the United States against the series and the players who enlisted because of it.
The LIV Golf Invitational is interrupted for a month during the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs, and returns on the Labor Day weekend-about one hour west of Boston, then two weeks later plays in the suburbs of Chicago.