Bubba Watson on criticism of PIF: They are smart, they know their job

"These are smart businessmen. This fund [PIF] has made it because they're smart at what they do"

by Sead Dedovic
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Bubba Watson on criticism of PIF: They are smart, they know their job
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Many people wonder why the PIF pays so much money to PGA Tour golfers. The fact is that since the arrival of LIV Golf, the leaders of this Tour have produced incredible figures for individuals. Golf fans consider these decisions hasty and illogical.

Judging by the words of Bubba Watson, PIF carefully thinks before making a certain decision. They know exactly which player is worth the big payout because they bring in profits. In addition, PIF leaders are experts in their business and know how to profit regardless of the stake.

"When I went [to LIV], I've signed a lifetime deal with Ping, right? I have other sponsors - I have a watch sponsor, I have a clothing sponsor - so I had money. The money is null and void. They're not just throwing out money randomly.

There is actually a formula of why so-and-so gets this. "

PIF formula

There is a clear formula and calculation in their work. The fact that they have stakes in the biggest companies in the US speaks volumes for how knowledgeable they are.

However, they are not ready to put money on just any golfer. It must be a star!

"There is actually a formula. These are smart businessmen. This fund [PIF] has made it because they're smart at what they do. They own almost a piece of every company that's ever been built in the United States, right? They have a formula of how they invest their money.

It's not just some made-up number, it's an actual real number for a reason. They might have added on 5%, they might have added on 2% - depending on who you are. They might have added 0.5% for me. There's a formula out there that we have behind the scenes, it's not like: "here's a check." It's a real number for a reason."- Bubba Watson said, as reported by golfmonthly.com

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