Golfing legend Tiger Woods has reportedly turned down a guaranteed $3.3 million offer to compete in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia, the Daily Mail report.
The 42-year-old, who was selected in Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup squad earlier in the year, has reportedly informed the relative parties over his stance on competing.
It is unsure as to why the American is going to miss the competition, with reports suggesting the 14-time major winner, who could’ve collected his biggest fee for a tournament in his career, was contacted about the tournament over the summer.
After the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, many American sporting stars have refused to compete in the country, such as professional wrestlers John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
However, fellow American golfers Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed, along with Englishman Paul Casey, are all set to sign up to the European Tour event in the coming weeks.