Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka ‘receive $ 30 million offers to join $ 1 billion Saudi Super League’
The world’s best golfers including No. 1 Dustin Johnson, four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and England’s Justin Rose among those who offered $ 30-50 million to leave the PGA Tour and join the Saudi-backed Prime Minister $ 1 Billion Golf League.
- A Saudi-backed global tour is reportedly offering $ 1 billion in prize money
- Contract sums for the best players reportedly soared to $ 50 million (£ 36 million)
- Proposed competition would consist of approximately 40 players competing in 18 tournaments
A Saudi-backed global tour reportedly with $ 1 billion in prize money and player contracts was hung in front of the world’s best golfers.
The Saudis are clearly unwilling to take no, after being largely rejected by leading names last year when they presented their idea for a Premier Golf League.
At the time, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka declined contracts worth $ 10 million to escape the PGA Tour in America and the European Tour.
Contract sums offered to Justin Rose have reportedly increased to $ 50 million (£ 36 million)
According to reports on Tuesday night, the contract amounts now being offered to Koepka and others like Justin Rose and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson have risen to $ 30-50 million.
“The money is there,” an agent told GolfWeek magazine. ‘I heard a total of $ 1 billion. This is real.’
The proposed competition would consist of approximately 40 players competing in 18 tournaments around the world with massive prize money at each event – in addition to contract revenues – and a championship ending at the end of the season.
The new scheduled start date is September next year, but clearly it would only work if the vast majority of the top 40 decide to compete.
Golf’s biggest names should be asked to choose between Saudi money and the PGA Tour