Tiger Woods afviste angiveligt en 9-cifret aftale om at blive medlem af den saudiske golfklub Sportswashing

Legendarisk golfmester Tiger woods trukket tilbage fra en aftale om næsten 1 milliard dollar for at spille i en kontroversiel ny saudi-finansieret turnering, fortalte operationens administrerende direktør til The Washington Post.

“Woods trak sig ud af en aftale, der var betagende kæmpestor; vi taler om de øverste ni cifre”, LIV Golf Investeringskommissær og administrerende direktør Greg Norman meddelte det i en artikel offentliggjort tidligere på ugen.

Norman sagde, at både Woods og Jack Nicklaus, som han hævdede, blev tilbudt omkring 100 millioner dollars, afviste aftaler, fordi ingen af ​​dem ønskede at bringe det, The Post kaldte en “generationsarv”, i fare.

Woods – hvem er det allerede en af ​​de få milliardæratleter i verdenifølge Forbes var det ikke muligt at få en kommentar.

LIV Golf Tour-satsningen er blevet kritiseret som “sports vasken operation for at styrke Saudi-Arabiens omdømme midt i menneskerettighedskrænkelser og drab og sønderdeling af en Washington Post-klummeskribent i 2018. Jamal Khashoggi. Det fandt den amerikanske efterretningstjeneste Khashoggis mord blev beordret fra kronprinsen af ​​Saudi-Arabien Mohammed bin Salman.

Mickelson sagde, at saudierne “skræmmende bastards at rode medunder et interview tidligere på året med journalisten Alan Shipnak, hans uautoriserede biograf.

“Vi ved, at de dræbte Khashoggi, og de har en frygtelig historie om menneskerettigheder. De henretter folk der for at være homoseksuelle. Når jeg ved alt dette, hvorfor skulle jeg overhovedet tænke over det?” spurgte Mickelson. “Fordi det er en gang i livet mulighed.”

Mickelson tog golfpause i år efter hans kommentarer, men han deltager i øjeblikket i den første LIV Golf Invitational Series i London.

Mickelson promoverede turneringen på torsdagens pressekonference, da Shipnak blev smidt ud af vagter for at møde golfspilleren igen.

Men andre journalister pressede Mickelson for hans deltagelse. “I sidste ende dig kan ses som en saudisk marionet« sagde en.

PGA Touren suspenderede torsdag på ubestemt tid alle 17 golfspillere på LIV-banen fra touren, inklusive Mickelson, som angiveligt lavede et træk på $200 millioner.

Sponsorer også tabte nogle golfspillere der kom med i LIV-kæden.

Saudierne planlægger vært for en af ​​LIV-turneringerne med den tidligere præsident Donald Trumpkursus i Bedminster, New Jersey.

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