Tiger Woods rejects LIV Golf offer that would have made him a billionaire
Tiger Woods is a few hundred million away from becoming a billionaire, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem for the world’s greatest golfer. Woods reportedly turned down an offer from LIV Golf Investments worth hundreds of millions, according to Greg Norman.
Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investmentsclaimed the Saudi-backed league trying to rival the PGA Tour made an offer”mind-bogglingly huge” to Woods. Although Phil Mickelson became the latest golf star to join the LIV Golf Investments tour, Woods is apparently showing his loyalty to the PGA.
“We’re talking high nine digits,” Norman said.
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A nine-digit bid would be at minus $100 million, but Norman claims it was in the “high” nine digits. With an estimated net present value of $800 million, on payday LIV Golf would have pushed Woods to the limit.
Woods was touted to become the first billionaire athlete active, a title that LeBron James recently acquired. Woods He hasn’t been the same on the golf course since his car accident, but it’s safe to say that even without big earnings from the sport, Woods is on his way to becoming a billionaire.
Despite losing many brand deals in 2009 due to his cheating scandal, Woods still an athlete Nike Golf and has other sponsors. Although he is not a billionaire, Woods has amassed over a billion of dollars in earnings throughout his golf career, becoming the first “billionaire athlete“.