At the beginning of October, the MENA tour (Middle East & North Africa) announced its strategic alliance with LIV Golf to expedite the qualification process of earning OFWR points for its members. However, Majed Al Sorour, the CEO of Saudi Golf has a rather interesting comment on it.
Saudi Golf CEO’s Public Comment
The head of Saudi Golf spoke to The New Yorker about the game’s biggest events potentially not allowing LIV members to play. He said he would “celebrate” if the four majors restricted LIV Golf players from competing in the tournaments and he would go as far as creating majors for his players.
The whole interview is based on the speculation that the Masters might ban LIV players and Majed Al Sorour can’t see sense in the majors siding with the Tour. He then added that he believed all the tours are “being run by guys who don’t understand business.”
Another Majed Al Sorour’s Statment
After Saudi Golf CEO’s “outlandish” words started getting traction online, he released a statement on social media that neither denied the conversation happened nor that it was off the record. Majed Al Sorour said he had a “casual conversation with a New Yorker reporter” in which he expressed his frustration with the alliance between MENA Tour and LIV Golf.
The head of Saudi Golf then added that he had the utmost respect for the majors and that the story wrongfully expressed and misrepresented his views.