Some of the sums of money allegedly paid to players to attract them to the LIV Golf Invitational Series have been staggering, from the $125 million reportedly paid to Dustin Johnson to the even larger figure allegedly paid to Phil Mickelson to register at the Saudi-backed company.

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However, even those incredible sums are dwarfed by the amount reportedly being offered to Tiger Woods to join the show – between $700 million and $800 million. Perhaps as surprising as these numbers is the fact that the 15-time Major-winning legend turned down the offer! Needless to say, $800 million can buy some awesome stuff. So let’s see what Woods could have spent that money on.

Airbus A380 – $450 million

An Airbus A380 in flight

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Tiger could have flown to future tournaments in his own airliner – the world’s largest, the double-decker Airbus A380. Of course, that would have left plenty of room for around 850 friends and family to join. Not only that, but at “only” $450 million, the 46-year-old would still have had plenty of spare change for a few other luxuries.

Villa Leopolda – $750 million

An aerial view of Villa Leopolda

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This spectacular home is 2,700 square meters in size, with 10 bedrooms set in eight acres of grounds – plenty of room for a few practice swings. The house also boasts stunning architecture and expensive artwork. He has also featured in several films, including To Catch A Thief starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Of course, location is also important, and there is nothing more exclusive or idyllic than its sumptuous setting overlooking the Mediterranean at Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera.

Superyacht Eclipse – $472 million

Eclipse, the private luxury yacht of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, drops anchor at the Marmaris district cruise port in Mugla, Turkey on March 22, 2022

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If Woods really wanted to get away in style, he could have bought a superyacht with his LIV Golf riches. The most expensive to date is Eclipse, bought by Roman Abramovich for $472 million in 2010. The 162.5-meter (533-foot-2) vessel has two helipads, two swimming pools, 24 guest cabins and even a disco hall among its many luxuries. . With the change in the purchase, Woods would even have enough left over to…

Private Island – $160 million

A private island in the Maldives

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Woods’ immense fame means there won’t be many places he can travel to without being quickly recognized. A private island would have been the perfect way to spend some of his LIV Golf Invitational Series money. In fact, there could have been several, with a current asking price of “only” $160 million for Rangyai Island in Thailand. Closer to home, Pumpkin Key off Wood’s Florida home could have been his for just $95 million.

McLaren F1 Team – $620 million

Daniel Ricciardo in training ahead of the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

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In 2020, Woods revealed to Golf Digest that he once had a huge passion for F1, particularly when Michael Schumacher was in his prime for the dominant Ferrari in the 1990s. hitting Woods’ budget of $1.35 billion, but if the reported estimated values ​​are correct, he could still have raked in the cash for the third most expensive team, McLaren, with plenty of cash to spare.

A general view of Newcastle United's St James's Park ground

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Woods may have rejected LIV Golf’s offer to lead its inaugural season, but had he accepted it, he would have had more than enough to buy another Public Investment Fund asset that backs him. The Saudis reportedly spent $305 million to buy football club Newcastle United last year. Woods would have struggled elsewhere, however – Chelsea FC were sold for $3.2 billion earlier this year, while the most expensive sports club of all, NFL team Dallas Cowboys, are worth around $7.6 billion. The NFL team that Woods supports, Las Vegas Raiders, was also reportedly well over budget, at $6.5 billion.

Salvator Mundi – $450 million

'Salvator Mundi' by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie's New York auction house in November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was auctioned off to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 for just over $450 million. Some experts have expressed doubts about its authenticity. If Woods was comfortable he had a Da Vinci original, however, he would undoubtedly have given it pride of place in his Florida home.

34,000 bitcoins – $800 million

US dollars and bitcoin in Fuyang, Anhui province, China

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In the current inflationary environment, $800 million would soon begin to lose some of its value in Woods’ bank account. If that became a concern, he could buy around 34,000 of the world’s most famous cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is notorious for its volatility, of course, so there’s no guarantee it would hold its value either, but at less than half the cost of last year’s all-time high, that was maybe -be the right time to buy. With a finite supply of 21 million, Woods would have had about 1/617 of the total number that will ever exist.