Harold Varner III Says Money, Family's Future Drove His Decision To Join LIV Golf

Harold Varner III is among the newest group of players to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. While he's never won on the PGA Tour, he's got a strong fanbase thanks to how he carries himself. More often than not he's got a smile on his face and is always honest with the media.

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that he was incredibly honest about why he decided to join the Saudi-backed circuit. While most players who have made the move won't even mention the word 'money,' HV3 explained that the money was simply too good to pass up. “The opportunity to join LIV Golf is simply too good of a financial breakthrough for me to pass by. I know what it means to grow up without much. This money is going to ensure that my kid and future Varners will have a solid base to start on – and a life I could have only dreamt about growing up,” Varner wrote in a post on his Instagram account. “It’ll also help fund many of the programs I’m building with my Foundation. I’ll continue to forge pathways for kids interested in golf. This note is a receipt of for that.”


told the media. "I played golf so I could go to college. I would not have been able to go to college without playing golf. And then I turned pro because my brain wasn't smart enough to work 9:00 to 5:00 and still make the same amount of money. The only thing that sucks about golf sometimes is most of the people that are in golf will never understand it." "My kid will never understand it, I'm going to make sure of that." Varner III said his wife had a great message for him while he was contemplating his decision as well, saying "f-ck everybody, do what you want to do."

Follow Mark Harris on Twitter @ItIsMarkHarris

Written by

Mark covers all major sports while keeping a very close eye on everything going on in the world of golf. He earned a piece of paper from the University of Tennessee that says he's a master of journalism and online media, but you can be the judge on that one. When he isn't working, there's a very good chance he's on the golf course.