PGA Tour star reveals he rejected two LIV offers: "I will never chase the money"

Rising PGA Tour star Ludvig Aberg has revealed he rejected not one but two offers to join the super-rich LIV Golf League.

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Thu, 21 Dec 2023
PGA Tour star reveals he rejected two LIV offers: "I will never chase the money"

Ludvig Aberg has revealed he rejected not one but two LIV Golf offers. 

The Swedish golf star, 24, opened up on the subject to SVT in a wide-ranging interview. 

Aberg, who made his Ryder Cup debut in September and played a starring role in helping Luke Donald's Europe wrestle back the trophy, also claimed he will 'never chase the money' to 'play against the best'. 

He appeared to share the same sentiments as Viktor Hovland, who recently put the PGA Tour top brass on full blast for how they've handled their battle with their super-rich Saudi rival. 

Hovland, whilst expressing he was grateful for the privileged position he is in, went as far as saying the North American circuit behaved 'arrogantly' and he wasn't surprised Jon Rahm left for a deal worth a reported £450m. 

"When I look at the PGA Tour and the competitions there, there is so much history," he said. 

"And that's what I like, that's what I go for. But then you have to respect everyone's decisions."

Aberg confirmed his LIV offer, whilst he was still an amateur, was worth $2.5m for a two-year contract. 

There is no denying his subsequent offer in the Autumn was a bit different, considering he was part of a duo that dismantled Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka 9&7 in the Ryder Cup and has now tasted victory on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour. 

Aberg claimed there were a number of 'red flags' about the offer.

He said: "There were a number of red flags, which is not good. We realized that I could potentially burn a lot of bridges, and I wasn't interested in that.

"When I look back, I am very confident in my decision. I will never chase money; what I do is compete. I did the right thing."

Aberg's comments come as the PGA Tour and LIV Golf's financiers, the PIF of Saudi Arabia, attempt to ratify the 6 June framework agreement. 

If reports are to be believed, the PGA Tour has narrowed down its list of investors to Strategic Sports Group. 

SSG comprises of a number of billionaire owners of U.S. sports teams, including Arthur Blank and John Henry. 

The Tour are hopeful the PIF will be involved in the deal. 

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