The biggest disruption on the Saudi tour is words, not golf

The theme of the Saudi-funded LIV golf series is “Golf, but stronger”.

Money talks, strong enough for Dustin Johnson to get an offer he can’t ignore, Brooks Kobaca to make a face within a week, and referee Perez smiling after the shooting in the 1980s.

Inflated signing fees from the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund have long drawn criticism. Now another layer of hype is starting to appear, mainly because some of these players decided to take the money and make it to their mouths.

Taylor Gogh paid more attention to his notes than anything he did on the golf course. For those unfamiliar with Goethe, he won his first PGA Tour title in the 2021 final against a stadium with none of the world’s top 10 at the weekend. He played seven majors in his eight years as a professional.

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