Group thanks PGA Tour gamers for not taking LIV Golf ‘blood cash’

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On Wednesday an open letter was made public from 9/11 relations thanking PGA Tour gamers for not becoming a member of the LIV Golf Invitational Collection that’s bankrolled by the Public Funding Fund, which operates on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

“Thanks for standing up for decency. Thanks for standing up for the 9/11 Households. Thanks for resisting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to cleanse its fame by shopping for off skilled athletes,” the letter from almost 2,500 of those that misplaced relations learn.

4-time main champion Brooks Koepka is the most recent to affix the breakaway league led by Greg Norman that options 54-hole occasions, no cuts and hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in assured cash. The second occasion of the sequence is scheduled for June 30-July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Membership in Portland, Oregon.

Two weeks in the past commissioner Jay Monahan suspended PGA Tour gamers who participated within the inaugural LIV Golf occasion outdoors of London for an unspecified time, together with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.

Extra from the letter: “A few of your fellow PGA Tour members have traded their desires of earned success for simple cash—certainly, blood cash—whether or not they want these funds or not. They embrace among the richest within the discipline, who justify their roles in Saudi Arabia’s efforts to sportswash by merely, and astoundingly, wanting the opposite method. They accomplish that casually when requested the onerous questions or are confronted with the uncomfortable reality: That they’re serving to one of many world’s worst regimes paper over its crimes.”

The households maintain Saudi Arabia accountable within the letter for its function within the 9/11 assaults which killed almost 3,000 folks and impacted many extra. The letter cites FBI studies and additional outlines Saudi Arabia’s function within the 9/11 assaults and ends with an announcement of gratitude.

“To these of you who’ve chosen what is true over blood cash from a corrupt, harmful sports activities entity and its Saudi backers, please proceed to face robust. You encourage hope and conviction that our lengthy journey to accountability and justice is in attain. We deeply worth your integrity and your willingness to face up for precept.”

The complete letter may be learn right here.

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