#sports Hideki Matsuyma 'rejects $300-400million from LIV Golf' to remain loyal to the PGA Tour

#sports Hideki Matsuyma ‘rejects $300-400million from LIV Golf’ to remain loyal to the PGA Tour

#sports activities Hideki Matsuyma ‘rejects $300-400million from LIV Golf’ to remain loyal to the PGA Tour

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Hideki Matsuyma ‘rejects $300-400million from LIV Golf’ to remain loyal to the PGA Tour as six new names, together with Open champion Cam Smith, bolt to the Saudi-backed sequence

  • Hideki Matsuyama had lengthy been rumored to be one among the newest to be a part of LIV Golf 
  • The Japanese star had reportedly been supplied $300-400million to defect
  • But the 2021 Masters champion has stayed loyal to the PGA Tour for his ‘legacy’
  • Cameron Smith, world No. 19 Joaquin Niemann and 4 others joined this week

Hideki Matsuyama reportedly rejected a nine-figure payday to be a part of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf. 

The Japanese star had lengthy been linked to the Saudi breakaway and would have been a significant coup for LIV Golf. 

But LIV Golf missed out on the large seize as the 2021 Masters champion reportedly turned down an enormous payday to remain loyal to the PGA Tour. 

Following the conclusion of the Tour’s season with the playoffs finale Sunday, Matsuyama, the present world No. 16, confirmed he was not amongst these intending to bolt after cashing in from the FedEx Cup. 

Matsuyama was reportedly torn between his legacy – being the first participant from Japan to win a males’s main – and ditching his  set up Tour profession, which incorporates eight wins, for a money seize, in accordance to the New York Post.

And stated money seize is a big one to have foregone with Matsuyama being supplied a determine in the $300-400million vary, in accordance to Dan Rapoport. 

Hideki Matsuyama reportedly rejected a $300-400million payday to join LIV Golf

Hideki Matsuyama reportedly rejected a $300-400million payday to be a part of LIV Golf

The 2021 Masters Champion reportedly stayed on the PGA Tour to protect his legacy

The 2021 Masters Champion reportedly stayed on the PGA Tour to shield his legacy 

The greatest charge reported to have been rejected was the $700-800m supplied to 15-time main champion Tiger Woods. 

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson jumped ship for $200m, whereas Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and newest defector Cameron Smith earned $100m for becoming a member of the breakaway league. 

Smith, the world No. 2, is the greatest identify to have joined LIV Golf to date signing up alongside fellow Australian Marc Leishman, simply days earlier than LIV Golf’s upcoming occasion in Boston this week.

15-time major champion Tiger Woods rejected a $700-800m offer to join LIV Golf

15-time main champion Tiger Woods rejected a $700-800m provide to be a part of LIV Golf

Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III and Anirban Lahiri are additionally becoming a member of taking the complete up to six new golfers shifting throughout.

Smith, who received The Open final month, has been the topic of rumors about leaping to the upstart tour for weeks has now lastly been introduced. He additionally received The Players Championship in March.

The newest defection over to LIV Golf is ready to have main repercussions on the Presidents Cup. 

British Open champion Cameron Smith is the latest big name to have defected to LIV Golf

British Open champion Cameron Smith is the newest massive identify to have defected to LIV Golf

With the defectors doubtless not allowed to play on the International staff towards the United States at Quail Hollow in North Carolina in late September as the PGA Tour has already suspended defectors. 

International staff captain Trevor Immelman has misplaced two of his automated picks Smith and world No. 19 Nieman and potential captain’s picks Leishman and Lahiri.

However, the 2008 Masters champion can nonetheless depend on Matsuyama together with Sunjae Im and veteran Adam Scott, who is ready for his tenth look, to rally the troops towards Davis Love III’s Team USA.  

Matsuyama joins Cameron Young, the world No. 17, in staying with the PGA Tour after having talks with LIV Golf about becoming a member of the Saudi-backed breakaway circuit.

Young, talking after the final spherical of the Tour Championship on Sunday, admitted he had been tempted by LIV however after Rory McIlroy and Woods spearheaded proposals to make the PGA Tour higher, determined to keep.

Cameron Young, the world No 17, confirmed he is staying with the PGA Tour and rejecting LIV

Cameron Young, the world No 17, confirmed he’s staying with the PGA Tour and rejecting LIV

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