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SportsReport: Tiger Woods turns down largest-known appearance fee for Euro Tour's Saudi Arabia event

22:00  08 november  2018
22:00  08 november  2018 Source:   golfdigest.com

Tiger Woods rejected a record $3.3 million payout for appearance at new tournament in Saudi Arabia

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Tiger Woods has turned down his biggest ever potential overseas pay cheque to play in the European Tour ’ s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next In the past, Woods has travelled to such countries as China and the United Arab Emirates. Yet it is understood he deemed Saudi Arabia to be

Back then, tour CEO Keith Pelley was positively gushing about the development, and especially grateful to the Saudi head of state for his role in the coup. Pelley had been to Saudi Arabia earlier in the year to sign the deal that would make the tournament part of the tour from next January onwards.

Report: Tiger Woods turns down largest-known appearance fee for Euro Tour's Saudi Arabia event © Sam Greenwood

Despite what is believed to be a record-setting appearance fee, Tiger Woods has turned down an invite to the European Tour's inaugural tournament in Saudi Arabia.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Woods was offered in the neighborhood of $3 million to play in the Saudi International. It is not known if Woods spurned the pay check due to travel or schedule issues—he is expected to play at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines the week before—or the controversy that surrounds the event after Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Istanbul.

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Saudi Arabia , officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi)

Woods also endorsed the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of video games; he has done so Although no figures were officially disclosed, Golfweek magazine reported that it was for five years and Many courses in the PGA Tour rotation (including major championship sites like Augusta National) have

The tournament, which is government sponsored, currently lists Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Paul Casey in the field. Last week at the Turkish Airlines Open, European Tour CEO Keith Pelley defended his tour's decision to not cancel the event.

“I’ll be very, very clear,” Pelley said. “Saudi International is on our schedule and we’ll continue to monitor just like we would do with every other country. We have heard some of the criticism of the region. Obviously freedom of speech is far more available now based on social media. We’ve listened and we will continue to monitor the situation.”

Woods will make his next scheduled appearance in a televised exhibition with Phil Mickelson, followed by the Hero World Challenge, which is run by Woods' foundation.

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Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year MADRID - Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that "the match is not happening this year" because of Nadal's injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play the Dec. 22 match as Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the international community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. He was a Washington Post columnist who had written critically of Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

The cultural setting of Saudi Arabia is Arab and Islam. Society itself is in general deeply religious, conservative, traditional, and family oriented.

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