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PGA’s Shameless Cave to the Saudis

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
From The Right
Sports, Golf, PGA, LIV, Saudi Arabia
Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The PGA Tour’s announcement of its merger with the Saudi fund behind LIV Golf to create a new entity — “name TBD” — is a stunning turnabout.

The Tuesday announcement shocked players, who were not given advance notice of the agreement. In taking the easy way out to avoid litigation and the loss of talent, the PGA Tour has shown itself to be complicit in Saudi Arabia’s “sportswashing,” disingenuous in its protestations about the kingdom’s human-rights record, and contemptuous toward those players who had taken a stand to resist the gobs of Saudi cash being...

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