lol. Good will? So many opportunities to use their money in ways that would buy them good will. Making multi millionaires even richer isn't one of them.
"Good will" was the commentators word. Basically to hate the Saudis less is the goal. There is also supposed to be substantial charity donations as part of this.
Not completely outlandish I guess, US-China relationships were thawed in part because of a ping pong competition.
In the end, not sure I really see the end game happening.
It's already been a success for LIV with who they've already gotten. Even with just a handful more players with ANY name recognition will just be a bonus. Fowler is supposed to be close to signing as well; hasn't won much, but a huge name and popular player.
There will be more, no doubt. Who in the world would not want to get paid 10 or 20 times what they are making now to actually work LESS? Not that hard of a decision. The only current hangup I can see is the earning of FedEx Cup points; that would be largely the only downside for a lot of these players.
I do not think it can really be called a success yet, until they get some TV partners (& sponsors) to go in on the deal. So far all they have done is just gotten a bunch of golfers, the vast majority past their prime, to jump the PGA Tour ship. Right now I am having trouble even finding the scores for the day.
As for the FedEx Cup points, I think that's really only a concern for those not exempt into Majors beyond 2022. The dough they are getting far exceeds what they were going to potentially earn in the FedEx itself.
What the LIV needs to accomplish is getting the Majors on board to recognize their events so they can be included in the World Golf Rankings. The PGA Tour and Euro Tour also have some say, as far as I can tell. Without that, the LIV events are nothing more than glorified exhibitions. All very convoluted.
Another huge moment in a seismic week for men's professional golf.
Can LIV Golf sway the PGA, USGA, R&A and Augusta National?