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Tiger Woods turned down LIV Golf offer that would have paid him between $700-$800 million

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AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman told Tucker Carlson on Fox News Monday night that Tiger Woods turned down an offer from the new golf league that would have paid him roughly $700-$800 million.

“That number was out there before I became CEO,” Norman replied. “So, that number’s been out there, yes. Look, Tiger’s a needle mover, right?” Norman said talking about Tiger Woods’ star power.

Previously, Norman had told other outlets that Woods was offered huge money to participate but turned it down.

While Norman and LIV couldn’t snag Woods away from the PGA Tour they have signed Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel and Martin Kaymer to the new start up.

Woods has been critical of the new league and players who joine.

“I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position,” Woods said last month at St. Andrews.
“I just don’t see how that move is positive in the long term for a lot of these players, especially if the LIV organization doesn’t get world-ranking points and the major championships change their criteria for entering the events,” he continued.