Bob Costas: LIV Golf’s $800 million offer for Tiger Woods confirms Saudi sportswashing efforts
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman confirmed to Tucker Carlson that Tiger Woods was offered upwards of $800 million to ditch the PGA Tour. According to Bob Costas, the offer is further evidence of Saudi Arabia’s sportswashing efforts. Costas joined CNN’s New Day Tuesday morning, where the iconic sportscaster reacted to Norman’s recent interview with Carlson Read more The post Bob Costas: LIV Golf’s $800 million offer for Tiger Woods confirms Saudi sportswashing efforts appeared first on Awful Announcing.
On Tuesday, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit against Golf Channel and commentator Brandel Chamblee. The content of the suit is absolutely bonkers. © Provided by The Big Lead LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster - Day Three | Charles Laberge/LIV Golf/GettyImages
The lawsuit claims Golf Channel and Chamblee conspired with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan to defame Reed, "since he was 23 years old." The 30-page suit alleges, "misreporting information with falsity and/or reckless disregard of the truth, that is with actual and constitutional malice, purposely omitting pertinent key material facts to mislead the public, and actively targeting (Reed) to destroy his reputation, create hate, and a hostile work environment for him."
Phil Mickelson, 10 LIV Golf defectors are suing the PGA Tour
LIV Golf has 11 players suing the PGA Tour as more drama surrounds this new golf league. How much more drama do the PGA Tour and LIV Golf need? Both tours claim they want to grow the game; instead, they are doing petty things to make each other look bad. The Wall Street Journal published an article stating that Phil Mickelson and 10 other LIV Golf players are suing the PGA Tour because of their suspensions. 'Mickelson et al vs. PGA Tour, Inc.' According to the court docs, Phil Mickelson was officially suspended by the PGA Tour on March 22nd for recruiting players to LIV Golf. pic.twitter.
Reed bolted the PGA Tour for LIV Golf in June and apparently wants us to believe he left because of a hostile work environment, not for the ocean of Saudi money running through LIV.
The lawsuit continues:
It is well-known on tour that Mr. Reed has been abused and endured more than any other golfer from fans or spectators who have been allowed to scream obscenities only to be glorified by NBC’s Golf Channel for doing so. [Chamblee] has become Golf Channel’s primary mouthpiece and agent to push this defamatory agenda and inflict severe damage to Mr. Reed, LIV, and other golfers signed with LIV."
Reed blames the loss of sponsorships on Golf Channel, Chamblee and the PGA Tour:
The calculated, malicious, false and/ore reckless attacks have had a direct effect on Mr. Reed's and his family's livelihood and he has suffered major damages through the loss of not just one, but multiple multi-million dollar sponsorship deals as a result of the continuous harm that Brandel Chamblee and NBC's Golf Channel's have inflicted and continue to inflict upon Mr. Reed with defamatory publications that are false and/or made with reckless disregard for the truth. These meritless accusations and misreported information intentionally deceive the public for corporate gain with no accountability to the public or Mr. Reed and his family.
A section about Chamblee seemed to get pretty personal:
In this regard, Defendant Chamblee, a former professional golfer, who fell far short of ever rising to the accomplished level of Mr. Reed, and current analyst for Golf Channel, has become Golf Channel's primary mouthpiece and agent to push this defamatory agenda and inflict severe damage to Mr. Reed, LIV, and other golfers signed with LIV.
This just feels like Reed realizing people don't like him and deciding to blame whoever he can. It's not a great look.
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