The high-profile murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the fall, was, according to Amnesty International, only ”the latest of a long series of examples of Saudi arabia's terrible human rights”.
the human rights organization criticizes the country hard in several aspects and also points to, among other imprisoned female activists subjected to torture and sexual abuse in prison and that the country is one of them the highest number of executions in the world.
and now the Golf Channel-the expert Brandel Chamblee criticizes the Significant choice of venue and the players who go to the King Abdullah Economic City.
" I do not understand it from a financial, business or moral point of view. They legitimize the leaders of this regime. I am not even going to watch the race on tv. They should not be there, " he says, according to the Telegraph.
He espouses at the same time, the player Paul Casey who have chosen to not go because of violations of human rights.
Justin Rose the equivalent of about twelve million just to participate in the competition and to attract several big-name Russian sources that total already paid out around 47,5 million.
Rose, who is joined by, inter alia, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia and Swedish star Henrik Stenson, defending itself and saying that it's not just about the money. 38-year-old also believes that he can't comment on anything other than the purely golfmässiga.
" I am no politician, I am a professional golfer. There are other reasons to play. It is a good track, there are many leaderboard points to play for, and it will be an experience to be in saudi Arabia, " he said at a press conference.
for the european Tour, said, according to Golfchannel that it was never an option to not play in the country, and that the relationship with the Middle east is important.
" We can't play somewhere in Europe this time of the year. Therefore the Middle east is important to us, of väderskäl, the ease of travel and the quality of the golf courses.