saudi arabia

Morri: Comparing Saudi golf involvement is apples to oranges

Morri: Comparing Saudi golf involvement is apples to oranges

More than one person wondered aloud this week why the Ladies European Tour players teeing up in the Saudi-backed Aramco Team Series haven’t been subject to the same scrutiny as their male counterparts who have signed up for the LIV Tour. 20 Jun 2022
Norman accuses PGA Tour of ‘deafening’ hypocrisy

Norman accuses PGA Tour of ‘deafening’ hypocrisy

Greg Norman has accused the PGA Tour of "deafening hypocrisy" following the backlash to his LIV Golf Invitational Series. 20 Jun 2022
Westwood seeks release to play LIV Golf Invitational

Westwood seeks release to play LIV Golf Invitational

Lee Westwood has broken his silence on the Greg Norman led, Saudi-backed breakaway circuit and confirmed he's requested a release to play the first LIV Golf Invitational Series event next month. 5 May 2022
Bryson back a ‘better person’ but not 100 percent

Bryson back a ‘better person’ but not 100 percent

American golfer Bryson DeChambeau has ignored advice from his doctors and taken a "huge risk" to return early from the injury lay-off which he believes has made him a better person. 5 Apr 2022
Norman takes aim at ‘bullying’ PGA Tour in letter

Norman takes aim at ‘bullying’ PGA Tour in letter

Australian Greg Norman has come out fighting in the latest round of the global golf battle, accusing PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan of "bullying", "intimidation" and "likely violation of the law". 25 Feb 2022
Mickelson Super League motives laid bare

Mickelson Super League motives laid bare

Phil Mickelson's motives for potentially joining a breakaway golf league have been laid bare in an extraordinary extract from a new biography of the six-time major winner. 18 Feb 2022
Rahm following Rory’s Saudi lead, Scott not so certain

Rahm following Rory’s Saudi lead, Scott not so certain

World No.1 Jon Rahm has declared his "fealty" to the PGA Tour, rebuffing the Saudi-backed Super Golf League. 17 Feb 2022
Scott to give Saudi a miss

Scott to give Saudi a miss

Adam Scott was among the first batch of players the Saudi International announced as playing its Asian Tour event next month, but now he no longer is on the entry list. 13 Jan 2022
Kyriacou fades in Saudi

Kyriacou fades in Saudi

Sydney’s Steph Kyriacou has had to settle for a share of 10th place after fading in the final round of the Aramco Team Series in Jeddah. 15 Nov 2021
Kyriacou in fine form in Saudi team event

Kyriacou in fine form in Saudi team event

Sydney's Steph Kyriacou has enjoyed another fine day on one of her best-scoring courses, firing a second round 65 to push herself into contention for another Ladies European Tour victory heading into the final round of the Aramco Team Series in Jeddah. 12 Nov 2021
Lydia lifts the trophy as Aussies finish strong

Lydia lifts the trophy as Aussies finish strong

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has fired a brilliant round of 65 to triumph by five shots at the Saudi Ladies International, while there were strong finishes from Australian duo Whitney Hillier and Steph Kyriacou. 8 Nov 2021
Opinion: Sportswashing is a dirty business

Opinion: Sportswashing is a dirty business

Greg Norman’s involvement in a new Asian Tour series backed by the Saudi government, as CEO no less, has received plenty of attention this past week. 4 Nov 2021
Series not an attack on PGA Tour: Norman

Series not an attack on PGA Tour: Norman

Former World No.1 Greg Norman insists the launch of a new 10-tournament series on the Asian Tour is not a "direct attack" on the PGA Tour. 4 Nov 2021
Saudis hire Norman to expand Asian tour

Saudis hire Norman to expand Asian tour

The Asian Tour is set for a major overhaul with the introduction of 10 new marquee events and Greg Norman has been made CEO of the Saudi-backed company behind the plan. 30 Oct 2021
Opinion: Independent contractors no more?

Opinion: Independent contractors no more?

Just when many wondered whether the Premier Golf League was gone, the renamed Super Golf League and its Saudi Arabian financial support has jumped back into focus. 5 May 2021
Morri: The rich get richer

Morri: The rich get richer

There’s a saying in business that it is one’s competitors who actually determines one’s pricing. It’s quite a simple concept when you think about it and explains to some extent the announcement last week of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program. 27 Apr 2021
Major winners, Casey to play Saudi Arabia

Major winners, Casey to play Saudi Arabia

The Saudi International in its third year is shaping up as one of the strongest fields on the European Tour with commitments from Masters champion Dustin Johnson, US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau and a curious one from Paul Casey. 27 Nov 2020
Pedersen wins Saudi title, Kyriacou shines

Pedersen wins Saudi title, Kyriacou shines

Denmark's Emily Kristine Pedersen edged past Georgia Hall in a playoff hole to win the inaugural Saudi Ladies International title as teenage Australian prospect Stephanie Kyriacou ended another fine week by finishing fourth. 16 Nov 2020
Saudi Arabia to host women's event

Saudi Arabia to host women's event

Saudi Arabia will host its first-ever golf tournament for women from March 19-22 next year at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, with 108 professionals set to participate. 13 Dec 2019
McIlroy rules out playing in Saudi Arabia

McIlroy rules out playing in Saudi Arabia

Rory McIlroy has ruled out playing in Saudi Arabia next month, saying he has no interest in contesting a tournament that has offered lavish appearance fees to attract many of the world's top players. 10 Dec 2019
Politics not for Rose at Saudi International

Politics not for Rose at Saudi International

World No.1 Justin Rose has tried to steer clear of political controversy at his Saudi International pre-tournament news conference, saying he was not qualified to speak on subjects other than golf in "great detail or authority". 31 Jan 2019