Pro golfers who refused to be bankrolled by Saudi Arabia are being praised for “standing up for decency” — all as the dominion plans a Bay State tourney.
The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series is poised to announce a Greater Boston date for Sept. 2-4 at The International golf course in Bolton. A person answering the cellphone within the Pro Shop declined to remark and hung up on the Herald.
FULL TEXT: PGA Letter
Wives, sons, daughters and different family members of 9/11 victims are persevering with their push to name out Saudi involvement in skilled golf as they sue the dominion in a Manhattan court docket. The PGA golfers who refuse to affix the LIV circuit are the newest to win their reward.
“We know that not all of you are millionaires, and that you compete to win tournaments, fame, and glory. We appreciate and applaud your spirit, drive, and talents, and believe that is all part of what makes competitive sports great,” a letter signed by almost 2,500 Sept. 11 group members states.
They add: “We will Never Forget. Thank you for reminding all Americans and people of the world that we should never forget. Thank you for doing what is right.”
Golfer Phil Mickelson, who didn’t make the minimize eventually week’s U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, is among the execs who did “defect” to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Series.
Anger over the Saudis builds as President Biden is about to go to the dominion as fuel costs soar. Yet 9/11 kin are pushing again, making the purpose Biden ought to punish the Saudis for hyperlinks to the homicide of a Washington Post journalist and the funding of 9/11 hijackers.