Although without the best players in the world who, at the moment, have declined pharaonic offers, the LIV Golf Invitational Series – funded by Saudi Arabia – will kick off in June with the first of eight events (in 2022) and a total of 255 million total dollars of prize money.
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Greg Norman, CEO of the Arab Super League of the green, does not give up. And after having cashed in the rejects of the big – from Tiger Woods to Jon Rahm, from Collin Morikawa to Bryson DeChambeau – he raises.
The first tournament will be played from 9 to 11 June in London. The first seven events – individual but also in teams – will boast “bags” of 20 million with a bonus of 5 million to be divided among the best three teams.
The grand finale is scheduled from 28 to 30 October (the venue is still to be defined) with a team championship (a total of 48 players divided into 12 teams each made up of four golfers) which will include a prize pool of 50,000,000 dollars.
. The competitions will also take place in the USA. Among the sites chosen is the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. He is among the most successful sportsmen ever, as well as one of the richest in the world. When it comes to firsts Tiger Woods is always present: 15 majors won, 110 professional tournaments, the most successful golfer in the history of this sport.
Statistics that explain why he managed to stay at the top of the world ranking for 683 weeks (of which 281 consecutive) and above all because in 2014 he became the first sportsman in the world to have broken the billion dollar barrier.
Astronomical figure that also justifies the fact that Tiger Woods can afford a yacht like the Privacy, a real fairytale boat. And obviously we are talking about something that has cost a lot. If you imagine a luxury yacht and some comfort on board, then Privacy has it.
48 meters long, with a total area of 600 square meters, this yacht was purchased by the golfer in 2004. Equipped with five cabins capable of accommodating a total of ten people, she also boasts four quarters for nine crew members.
Tiger Woods usually calls it “my dinghy” even if everything looks like a dinghy: with a cruising speed of 18 knots, he also has a gym on board where the golfer keeps training. Woods, in fact, prefers to stay on this yacht during the tournaments held in New York.
With cherry wood interiors, Privacy also features an elevator for three people, a huge Jacuzzi, large enough to accommodate eight people, and the inevitable cinema room and corner bar. The extra something for this mega yacht is provided by the area that Tiger Woods wanted to be dedicated to scuba diving: this also explains the presence of a decompression chamber (inflatable) and an area dedicated to filling oxygen cylinders.
The luxuries are also completed by three jet skis and two scooters for short shore excursions. Obviously, all of this has a price: Privacy cost 17 million euros and its annual maintenance amounts to 1.7 million euros.