The LIV Golf Invitational Series has been exciting the golf world for months. With a huge prize pool, the new organization aims to attract the best golfers away from the PGA Tour, the most popular of professional golf tours.
With former great golfer Greg Norman as CEO, LIV Golf has already managed to attract many top players. Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Schwarzl and Lee Westwood have already confirmed their participation.
Last week, it was announced that two-time main winner Dustin Johnson would take over as well. According to The Telegraph, Johnson – apart from the massive prize pool that can be won in tournaments – will raise $125 million just to participate.
On Monday, Phil Mickelson also confirmed that he will be appearing in the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Insiders believe Mickelson has also been paid about $125 million.
Tiger Woods who wouldn’t be there right now. However, the American was able to collect an astronomical amount from Liv Golf to participate, twice what Johnson and Mickelson each received. “We’re talking about a 9-digit high,” Greg Norman told The Washington Post.
The PGA Tour is not set up with the player new to the market and has so far flatly refused to allow players to leave for LIV Golf. The PGA threatens to ban players participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series from the PGA circuit.
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