LIV players could have to pay up to four times their signing fee to leave

Ronan MacNamara

Greg Norman (Photo by Joe Scarnici/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

According to reports, if LIV Golf defectors want to cancel their lucrative contracts with the Saudi backed tour, they could have to pay up to four times their signing fee.

Sports Illustrated reported that LIV stars may have to pay up to four times their signing fee if they want to leave the breakaway tour with players like Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka singing contracts worth up to $200 million and $100 million respectively.

Any LIV players who want to leave Greg Norman’s tour will be reportedly hit with an exit clause of either two, three or four times their signing bonus if they wish to exit before their deals expire in 2025.


The potential fines mean the likes of Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau could be forced to hand over sums in the region of $400 million if they want to depart.

The report comes weeks after it was rumoured that Koepka wanted out of the tour, and wanted to move back to the PGA TOUR.

It has been widely reported that Koepka has buyers remorse amid rumours that he is deeply regretful over his decision to join LIV Golf.

The four-time major champion won the LIV Golf Invitational Series Jeddah last October.

Koepka will be part of a 17-man contingent of LIV golfers at next week’s Masters at Augusta National.

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