Take It or Leave It?You Decide?


If you were the ATP and some rich guy, say maybe the founder of a big computer software company, wanted to give one of your tournaments a little less than 1 million dollars to increase it’s prize money would you accept it or turn it down?

As you can imagine, I wouldn’t really be writing about this if it was just a hypothetical question.  Oracle Founder, Larry Ellison – a guy with a Net Worth of $41 billion, has offered the Indian Wells tournament $800,000 to boost it’s prize money.  The only problem – the ATP voted to turn it down. Of course three votes were from competing tournament directors.

Read all about it in Jon Wertheim’s Blog – HERE

Larry Ellison – Wikipedia and more

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ellison

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/sports/tennis/at-the-bnp-paribas-open-larry-ellison-puts-his-money-where-his-forehand-is.html

http://www.bornrich.com/larry-ellison.html

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