The PGA Tour has resorted to its best card in the deck to try to stop the continuous trickle of players towards the LIV International Tour, the world circuit sponsored by Saudi Arabia, and to which players like Phil MIckelson have joined in exchange for fabulous annual prizes . fixtures, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed and, waiting for it to become official, even Cameron Smith, the new Australian winner of the British Open.
Tiger Woods, reunion
Thus, Tiger Woods, according to ESPN, will go to Chicago today, on the eve of the BMW Championship, the penultimate stop in the FedEX Cup playoffs, exclusively to hold a meeting with several world top 20 players to persuade them to keep it on the American circuit.
A few weeks ago Greg Norman revealed an offer to Tiger, which he had rejected, of between 700 and 800 million dollars. These are also contradictory times in the United States. While the PGA Tour uses all kinds of tricks to discredit the circuit and Arabia, including the use of relatives of the victims of 9/11 and the theories that this country was behind the terrible attacks of 2001, the White House maintains good relations with the Saudi kingdom and, according to The New York Times published two days ago, Biden wants to close Guantánamo and sees the Persian Gulf country as one of the destinations for a large part of the 36 prisoners he still keeps in his cells.
The LIV Tour started this year with eight tournaments and will expand the circuit to 25 in 2023 with a purse of more than 400 million dollars. And many top players. Eldrick Tont «Tiger» Woods (born December 30, 1975) is the most successful golfer of all time.
As world champion, he took in $110 million in 2008 and earns $148 per second. He broke the record by winning the 1997 Masters Tournament by 12 shots. Woods is the first black golfer to win this major tournament. He was in a traffic accident in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021.