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Is $3m a bargain, or too much for Tiger?

Posted in Tiger Woods by golferpacific on March 25, 2009

Tiger has every reason to be pumped up after agreeing to play in Australia later this year for a reported $3million.

Tiger has every reason to be pumped up after agreeing to play in Australia later this year for a reported $3million.

 

Reports suggest Woods will get $3million to play in the 2009 Australian Masters at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath – a tournament that will probably offer about a tenth of the purse he will command just to tee it up in the sandbelt.

And while Victorian Tourism and Major Events Minister Tim Holding would not confirm the money involved, it is believed to be around the $3million mark.

Holding said the cost of bringing Woods to Melbourne for the third time would be more than offset by the benefit he brought to the economy, suggesting his appearance in Victoria could be worth as much as $19 million to the state. As a taxpayer, are you happy to be funding the biggest name in world sport to tour Down Under?

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  1. Super Steve said,

    I don’t think there is a justified agument to say Tiger isn’t worth what we are paying him to come out to Australia in November.
    The bloke is the biggest name in world sport – possibly ever – and will inject millions of dollars into our flagging economy.
    He will also bring thousands of people out onto the Kingston Heath golf course and give the sport a much-needed boost ‘Down Under’, both in the media and the public spotlight.
    Anyone who believes otherwise is narrow-minded and quite clearly not up to speed with the struggling economy and the sport of golf.
    Taxpayers who don’t like golf should be happy their cash is finally going to something that will stimulate the economy, not the pockets of those who don’t need it.

  2. Paul said,

    Obscene money for one man who clearly doesn’t need it.
    To think of all the other golfers who will be forced to play the round of their lives for four days to earn just a small portion of what Tiger gets to simply rock up.
    I understand how big he is and how he will bring people to the sport…yada yada yada…but where does the government and its spokespeople get figures like Tiger will inject ‘$19million’ to the economy?
    How do they measure this ‘$19million’?
    Like most of Australia, I’m still going to take some convincing on this outrageous investment when there are hospitals falling apart from the ceilings, particularly out in the bush.


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