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Woods got $55.4m 'kickback'

2011-02-11 07:40

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates business magazine says Tiger Woods received $55.4m from a Dubai developer to promote a local golf resort which has yet to be built.

Arabian Business reports on Thursday that it has seen documents confirming Woods received the payments to promote the $1bn course which was to be the centerpiece of a complex of 100 villas, 75 mansions and 22 palaces.

Woods on Wednesday refused to comment on the contract he signed with the course developer - part of a conglomerate controlled by Dubai's debt-squeezed ruler. But he said he hoped to meet with developers to discuss reviving the project while he is in Dubai to play the Dubai Desert Classic that ends on Sunday.

AP

Comments
  • Peter - 2011-02-11 08:07

    Well done Tiger....

      IandI - 2011-02-11 08:20

      I think his ex-wife should get her 50%

      Jonathan - 2011-02-11 08:45

      @ landl That gold digger has already got more than she deserves.

      goyougoodthing - 2011-02-11 09:56

      What's the difference between a whore and a celebrity wife? A wedding ring...

      goyougoodthing - 2011-02-11 10:05

      What's the difference between a whore and a celebrity wife? A wedding ring...

  • Greg - 2011-02-11 08:33

    was he supposed to do it for free?

  • AJ - 2011-02-11 08:37

    Kickback? You actually mean Tiger Woods legitimately earned 50 million for promoting the development. I dont get it?

  • The Ash - 2011-02-11 08:49

    Thats why he is Tiger Woods...Still the best golfer in the world..just going through a rough patch..but Tiger will bounce back.

  • charlmeyer - 2011-02-11 08:56

    The word 'kickback' is highly misleading in the heading - and people wonder why the gvmt has grand plans of media mgmt!

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-02-11 09:56

    Um, why is this news?

      Steve - 2011-02-11 10:43

      ???? Player, Els, Goosen, Palmer, Nicklaus, Norman etc etc - they all earn money from consultancy in the golf development industry. Not a Tiger fan, but this hardly rates as news, let alone news of a "kickback" ! Who is editing these "news posts" these days? This the best you can do??

  • Jack Turner - 2011-02-11 10:53

    To The Ash...Wha a childish Statement.....

      Bob - 2011-02-11 12:32

      Yeh Jack, most Tiger fans are childish, they are more like groupies than actual sports fans.

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