The PGA-LIV Bonesaw Classic
The PGA Tour recently announced that it was merging with its competitor, the LIV Golf tournament. LIV is owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. You may recall that the Saudi regime drew international condemnation only a few short years ago for the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi with a bonesaw. As Human Rights Watch notes, this splashy move into professional golf is an attempt by the Saudi regime to “sportswash” its heinous record of abuses.
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