Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf Series Upends Genteel World of Golf – The New York Times

‘This Is Uncomfortable’: Saudi Arabia Upends Genteel World of Pro Golf

By promising top players multimillion-dollar paydays, the kingdom moved beyond investing in a sport and made a play to control one. Then the PGA Tour struck back.


“If Saudi Arabia want to use the game of golf as a way for them to get to where they want to be, and they have the resources to accelerate that experience,” one of the LIV Golf signings, the former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell said this week, “I think we’re proud to help them on that journey.”