Golfers put aside 'reprehensible' Saudi moves to join series

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The Liv gulf international series starts this week backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund This has been incredibly polarizing Graham McDowell brought up the political ramifications of aligning with a Saudi backed tour Take the Khashoggi situation we all agreed that that was reprehensible No one's going to argue that fact U.S. based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 U.S. intelligence services believe it came at the orders of the Saudi crown prince But we're golfers you know And speaking personally I really feel like golf's a force of good in the world I just try to be a great role model to kids I know what the game of golf has taught me McDowell is trying to avoid discussing the specifics of the country he is effectively working for Phil Mickelson has joined the live tour and Dustin Johnson quit the PGA to join I'm Ed

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