Tiger Woods not playing golf in Saudi Arabia

This video is called Tiger Woods‘ winning highlights from the 2018 TOUR Championship.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Tiger Woods has declined a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia. The American golf legend was promised an amount of 2.9 million euros for participation in a tournament in 2019, according to [British daily] The Telegraph. …

Woods would have come under the magnifying glass if he would have pledged his participation. Saudi Arabia has been followed very critically since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Golf top players Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Paul Casey have confirmed their presence at the tournament that will be part of the European Tour next year.

Sports world approached critically

Amnesty International called on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to refrain from cooperating with a demonstration match in Jeddah on 22 December. The top level tennis players, who had said yes in 2017, said they were aware of the situation, but did not yet comply with the call.

Roger Federer recently announced that he had not accepted an invitation to the Saudi event last year, despite a promised check of $ 1 million.

“I was indeed approached, I did not want to play there, so for me it was a quick decision”, said Federer …

Amnesty International also urged Juventus and AC Milan not to play their Super Coppa football match in Saudi Arabia. That match – between the national champion and cup winner of Italy – is scheduled for January 2019 on the calendar.

RORY McILROY has ruled out competing at next month’s European Tour event in Saudi Arabia, citing “morality” as one of his reasons for turning down a near £2 million payday. Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods revealed last week that he had turned down an invitation to play in the second edition of the Saudi International: here.

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