Greg Norman‘s statement about the 9-currency figure offered to Tiger Woods caused many reactions. Speculations immediately followed as to what the figure was, and it was mostly said that it was a figure of 700-800 million euros.
“(The offer was) mind-blowingly enormous; we’re talking about high nine digits,” Norman said before two months. In an interview with foxsports, Greg Norman explained his statement and denied the media. “To be honest, we don’t comment on any past or current offers to any players, but obviously the media picks up on information, tid bits, white noise, and they run with it,” Norman told foxsports.com.au.
“I just want to make sure for clarification here, the numbers that were thrown out were inclusive of future franchise value. And so if you take a look at this number that’s being thrown out there … the generational wealth that this franchise opportunity has for the individual players is incredible”.
That’s how it is. It’s not the cash value. We never offered that cash value to Tiger Woods. That’s the reality of it”.
Greg Norman’s next goal is for LIV Golf to be recognized by the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).
“I think it’s important for the sustainability of the OWGR, to be honest with you. LIV Golf is a proven platform with very significant players with very high ranking points with a very proven model that works.
So I think, really, the onus is on the OWGR as an independent organisation to see that LIV Golf is worthy of these ranking points because of what we’ve produced and what we’ve done. We’ve done all the right things.
LIV is living up to it, LIV is proving it. So it’s up to the independent board, the independent chairman. I’m confident they’ll sit back and see that the LIV Golf League (from 2023) and the LIV Golf Invitational Series we’ve done today is worthy and warranted of OWGR points”.