LIV Golf, driven by Saudi Arabia’s ‘oil money’, paid 130 million dollars (approx. ) was suggested.
Fred Couples (USA), who plays on the PGA Senior Tour, said in an interview with the Orange County Register, a local newspaper in California, on the 17th (Korean time) that he heard about it from the agent of Jaratoris.
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LIV Golf initially offered Xalatorios $35 million (approximately 45.794 billion won), but after Xalatoris did not respond, they raised the amount to $130 million, Couples said.
Jalar Thoris is a 26-year-old rookie who won his first career victory at the FedEx St. Jude Championship last August.
Although he has won only one championship, he is attracting attention as a next-generation star by being named in the top 10 six times, including runner-up three times, in nine major tournaments. He finished runner-up at the 2021 Masters, followed by second at last year’s PGA Championship and US Open.
But Xalatoris rejected the offer from LIV Golf and decided to stay on the PGA Tour, Couples added.
He once said that Zaler Torris “doesn’t play golf for money. I go to the US Open even if the prize money is only $100,000. My goal is to win a major.”