As with many other issues surrounding this upstart tour, the details around all the money are shadowy. In an effort to get more granular, the Fire Pit Collective spoke with four managers/agents who represent LIV golfers; they were granted anonymity to facilitate candour.
LIV’s tournaments do not have history nor identity to build upon. There is no precedent for this team concept in professional golf. It’s a not-small mountain to climb. LIV hopes to spend its way to the top.
English golfers Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, two of LIV Golf’s first recruits, have joined a group of 16 players who signed a letter warning the DP World Tour with legal action if their fines and bans from the Scottish Open are not retracted, according to London’s The Telegraph.
For Greg Norman, the Saudi government and LIV Golf, the overnight press conferences were a victory lap of sorts; an opportunity to show off six legitimately big-name golfers they have successfully lured away from the PGA Tour.