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Jack Nicklaus Says He Turned Down $100 Million Offer To Be The Face Of LIV Golf Invitation Series

Jack Nicklaus says organizers of the LIV Golf Invitational Series have offered him more than $100 million to be the face of the Saudi-backed dissident tour.

The 18-time winner and 73-time PGA Tour winner says he turned down repeated advances; Greg Norman is now Managing Director of LIV Golf Investments, but it appears he wasn’t the first choice.

“The Saudis have offered me over $100 million, to do some work that is probably similar to what Greg is doing,” Nicklaus said in a story with Fire Pit Collective.

Greg Norman told Jimmy Weir that LIV Golf Investments is independent and will not respond to the Saudi government or Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

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Greg Norman told Jimmy Weir that LIV Golf Investments is independent and will not respond to the Saudi government or Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

Greg Norman told Jimmy Weir that LIV Golf Investments is independent and will not respond to the Saudi government or Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

“I refused. Once verbally and once in writing.

“I said, ‘Guys, I have to commit to the PGA Tour. You helped start the PGA Tour.’”

The LIV Golf Invitational Series will hold its inaugural championship with a record $25 million in value at the Centurion Club near St Albans from June 9-11. In addition, five tournaments will be held in the United States and the final tag team match will be played at the Trump Doral in Miami at the end of October.

The PGA Tour turned down requests from players, including Phil Mickelson, who asked to participate in the London Championships. Players must request permission to participate in the second LIV event by Tuesday.

Claude Harmon III shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson after he withdrew from the PGA Championship, of which he is the defending champion

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Claude Harmon III shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson after he withdrew from the PGA Championship, of which he is the defending champion

Claude Harmon III shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson after he withdrew from the PGA Championship, of which he is the defending champion

Mickelson withdrew from the PGA Championship this week and will not defend his title, extending his gap from golf since the fallout from his explosive comments on the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed split that was revealed in February.

“My advice to Phil is to be patient,” Nicklaus said. “The world is a very tolerant place.

“But it’s him – he has to decide where he wants to play and what he wants to do.”

Norman: ‘Uncompetitive’ PGA Tour after applications are denied

Greg Norman has described the PGA Tour as “uncompetitive” after denying players entry to the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series event in London next month.

The PGA Tour on Tuesday denied player requests to play, saying the decision was in the “best interests of the Tour and the players.”

Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour's decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

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Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

Norman called the decision “anti-golf,” saying: “Unfortunately, the PGA Tour appears to be bent on denying professional golfers the right to play golf, unless exclusively on one of the PGA courses.

This is particularly disappointing in light of the tour’s non-profit status, whose mission is purportedly to “promote the common interests of professional golfers at the tournament.”

Instead, the Tour intends to perpetuate its illegal monopoly on what should be a free and open market.

“Tour movement is anti-golfer, anti-fan, and anti-competitive. But whatever obstacles the PGA Tour throws in our path, we will not be stopped. We will continue to provide players with options that enhance the great game of golf globally.”

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