The Senate reveals that Saudi plans to invest a billion dollars in the new golf
LIV GOLF wants to have two teams for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the new landscape offered to the PGA Tour in the peace agreement sealed in April. His wishes also contemplated that both players were in 10 of the tournaments of the circuit promoted by Saudi Arabia. The information is part of the appearance before the Senate of the directors of the PGA Tour after having signed the alliance, required by the upper house for the surprising announcement that occurred in spring and that put an end to a risque confrontation, of more one year, between both sides.
Accused the Arab kingdom of laundering its image through sports, Ron Price, director of operations of the PGA Tour, and Jimmy Dunne, member of the board of directors, appeared. Among the hundreds of information revealed through the documents is that the Arab investment in this new conglomerate would be one billion dollars; the creation of a LIV-style tournament (by teams) with players from the three circuits in Arabia and Dubai; two PGA Tour events directly supported by Aramco or that country's Public Fund (PIF), as well as promoting Yasir Al Rummayan, the president of said business, as a member of Augusta National and St. Andrews. These pages also tell of the desire of the PGA Tour to remove Greg Norman from the equation to take the leaders of the PGA Tour control of the operations of the LIV.