World’s top golfers including No 1 Dustin Johnson, four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and England’s Justin Rose among those offered $30-50m to leave the PGA Tour and join $1bn Saudi-backed Premier Golf League
A Saudi-backed global tour is offering a reported $1billion in prize money Contract sums for the top players have reportedly risen up to $50m (£36m) Proposed league would feature around 40 players competing in 18 tournaments
A Saudi-backed global tour offering a reported $1billion in prize money and player contracts has been dangled in front of the world’s top golfers.
The Saudis are clearly not prepared to take no for an answer, after being largely rebuffed by leading names when they presented their idea for a Premier Golf League last year.
Back then, the likes of Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka turned down contracts worth a rumoured $10m to break away from the PGA Tour in America and the European Tour.