I’m not sure how many here watch/follow golf. The Saudis are funding a controversial new format and many are going after the players, such as Phil Mickelson, that are taking big payments. Some think that these payments come from dark and dangerous sources, which has many thinking back to 9/11 and the “Never forget” commentary. Many call LIV a form of “sportswashing” and have said that this is blood money.
I’ve heard multiple people say that the PGA tour is getting what they deserve for being greedy. Some players, such as Rory, think that players don’t deserve anything- they are lucky to have a career playing a game.
Are people pro/anti Saudi financing in sports? Certainly a contentious topic.