Golf News: Barkley stays with TNT/NBA. Sportscaster Charles Barkley ended speculation irt a potential move to the LIV Golf Tour.
A slow post discussions response by LIV prompts Barkley’s decision. He ended discussions as he was still waiting on a LIV response to previous talks. The LIV Tour had not responded nor made an offer as of this weekend’s event.
Barkley was participating in the Pro-Am at the LIV Tour’s Bedminster, NY. Event.
Barkley cited loyalty & gratitude towards TNT as part of his rationale for this decision. “I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me. But, it is best for me to move on and I’m staying with Turner.”
He had received calls from several sponsors last week after news broke that he was in discussions with the LIV Tour. It is unknown what role sponsor “pushback” may have played in this decision.
Barkley is fulfilling his current TNT contract. He has 3 years remaining, @ $10 Million a year. It would have been enlightening to see what the LIV would have offered him.
Oh well, what’s done is done.