Zalatoris rejected $130 million LIV offer says Couples

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Will Zalatoris turned down lucrative advances from LIV Golf according to Fred Couples.

The 1992 Masters champion revealed that Zalatoris rejected multiple offers to join the Saudi backed organisation including two proposals which were $100m apart.

Zalatoris is said to have scoffed at an initial proposal of $35 million before also turning his nose up at a $130 million follow up.

Couples who shares the same agent as Zalatoris slammed the astronomical fees LIV are paying players.

“I don’t know anything about the LIV Tour, except they overpay all of them,” Couples said to the Orange County Register.

“Money is zero object [for LIV],” Couples said. “I give Will a lot of credit; he wants [to stay with] the PGA Tour.”

Zalatoris has established himself as one of the rapidly rising stars on the PGA Tour having burst onto the scene with a runner-up finish at the 2021 Masters.

The Wake Forest graduate has already posted three second place finishes in three of the four majors.

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