LIV Golf: Harold Varner III admits he couldn’t turn down money ‘too good’

Brutally honest Harold Varner III admits he couldn’t turn down LIV Golf’s “too good” and “dream money” because he wants his “kid and future Varners to have a solid base to start from.”

LIV Golf’s new signee Harold Varner III has announced his decision to join the Saudi Breakaway League.

The 32-year-old released a statement saying the opportunity to join the heavily funded golf circuit was one he couldn’t deny.

“The opportunity to join LIV Golf is just too good a financial breakthrough to pass up,” Varner said in a statement.

“I know what it means to grow up without much.

“This money will ensure that my child and future Varners have a solid base to start from – and a life I could only dream of growing up.”

Harold Varner III has left the PGA Tour and is LIV Golf's latest addition to a star-filled roster

Harold Varner III has left the PGA Tour and is LIV Golf’s latest addition to a star-filled roster

“Your opinion of me may have changed as a result of this announcement. No lie, this will be hard to deal with. But I haven’t changed – I’m still me. I promise you that.’

The North Carolinian, who won the Australian PGA Championship in 2016 and PIF Saudi International in February, was effusive in the praise of the PGA Tour and the impact it has had on his life.

“The PGA Tour changed my life, it gave me, an ordinary kid from rural Gastonia, North Carolina, the opportunity to make something of my life,” he added.

Varner III won two titles in his PGA career and tied for 48th in the final event of the tour

Varner III won two titles in his PGA career and tied for 48th in the final event of the tour

‘I am who I am because of the people who have surrounded me.’

Varner will also look to use his newfound wealth to further his philanthropic endeavors in the form of the HV3 Foundation.

“I will continue to pave the way for children interested in golf. This note is a receipt for that.”

Varner was one of six signings at LIV Golf, including British Open winner Cam Smith, Marc Leishman, Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Tringale and Anirban Lahiri.

Australia's Cam Smith finally announced he had joined LIV Golf following recent speculation

Australia’s Cam Smith finally announced he had joined LIV Golf following recent speculation

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Andrew Kugle

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