Harold Varner III sought advice from Michael Jordan before making the decision to LIV Golf

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Harold Varner III said he got some sound advice from Michael Jordan about the possibility of joining LIV Golf and leaving the PGA Tour.

Varner, a 31-year-old golfer who has won the Australian PGA Championship and PIF Saudi International, has a business relationship with Jordan and the Jordanian brand. According to Sports Illustrated on Friday, Varner “took advantage” of Jordan in his decision not to join LIV Golf.

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Harold Varner III watches his shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

“I think it helps because I’m sure he made such decisions long before I was born,” Varner told the newspaper. “But there have been a lot of people I look up to who are obviously very rich and very successful and different places in the world.”

Varner added that he spoke with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan about it, and added that the offer he received from LIV Golf to play there was “crazy”.

Harold Varner III watches his shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.

Harold Varner III watches his shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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“Obviously I’m not going,” he said. “I’ve talked to Jay, I’ve talked to a lot of people that I look up to and it just wasn’t worth it to me for what it was worth. It’s so simple.”

NBA legend Michael Jordan hits a tee during ARIA Resort &  amp;  amp;  amp;  amp;  Michael Jordan's 13th Annual Celebrity Invitation to the Casino at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

NBA legend Michael Jordan hits a tee during ARIA Resort & amp; amp; amp; amp; Michael Jordan’s 13th Annual Celebrity Invitation to the Casino at Shadow Creek on April 3, 2014 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Varner missed the cut at the US Open, which was more under the spotlight than usual due to some LIV Golf competitors like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau joining the fray.

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Varner finished tied for 13th at the RBC Canadian Open and tied for 27th in the Charles Schwab Challenge.

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