Jack Nicklaus says he turned down $100m to be face of Saudi-backed golf tour

Greg Norman was not the best option to be the essence of the Saudi-supported LIV Golf Series, whose Saudi Arabian coordinators sought after and favored Jack Nicklaus, as per the 73-time PGA Tour champ.

“I was offered something in abundance of $100m by the Saudis, to finish the work likely like the one that Greg is doing,” Nicklaus said in a story with Fire Pit Collective. “I turned it down. Once verbally, once recorded as a hard copy. I said, ‘Folks, I need to remain with the PGA Tour. I assisted start the PGA With visiting.'”

Saudi Arabian coordinators sent off the new circuit and plan to hold the debut occasion at Centurion Club outside London in June. Furthermore, five competitions will be played in the United States and a group match take advantage of finale at Trump Doral in Miami toward the finish of October.

The PGA Tour denied demands from players, including Phil Mickelson, who requested to take an interest in the London competition. Players should demand freedom to play in the second LIV occasion by Tuesday.

An unapproved Mickelson account, which will be delivered for the current week itemizing his supposed betting misfortunes and remarks about the Tour and different golf players, has drawn in yet more unwanted consideration for the 51-year-old. Already, Mickelson excused Saudi Arabia’s common liberties record, including the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, by saying it merited engaging with the Saudis on the off chance that it implied acquiring influence to get what he needed from the PGA Tour. Those remarks drew fire and Mickelson didn’t play in the current year’s Masters. He last played in an occasion in January and pulled out from the PGA Championship this week in spite of being the reigning champ.

“My recommendation to Phil? My recommendation to Phil is show restraint,” Nicklaus said in the story distributed on Monday. “The world is an exceptionally sympathetic spot. In any case, he’s the one – he needs to conclude where he needs to play and what he needs to do.”

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