PGA Tour Names One Condition Under Which It Will Allow Players to Participate in Saudi International

Published 12/21/2021, 2:00 PM EST


The big news of the hour is that the PGA Tour has granted permission for 30 of its members to compete in the Saudi International. Moreover, the players, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau, will get to compete in Saudi. However, the PGA Tour has given them permission with few conditions. 

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Saudi International is one of the controversial events on the Asian Tour. Since this has nothing to do with the super golf league or such things, the tour has granted permission. And players who sought permission to compete received the permission but on few conditions. 

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PGA Tour grants permission for players to compete at Saudi International with few conditions

As Saudi International is all set to take place opposite the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, players need to obtain a waiver. According to Golfweek, the PGA Tour, after denying it for a while, has finally granted permission. However, any player who has competed in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am event at least once in the last five years must play at this event at least once in the next two years. 

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Moreover, players who haven’t competed in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but must play twice in the next three years. Hence, under this condition, the tour has granted permission to the players. However, if a player fails to meet the above obligation, then the PGA Tour will take disciplinary action.  

According to GolfWeek, the lower profile players invited to compete in the Saudi International will receive around $400,000 as an appearance fee. The mid-tier players will get around $500,00 and $750,000. While they estimated the top and star players will receive a seven-figure fee. 

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There is no official confirmation about the players who have committed to playing in the Saudi event. And not every player who has applied for the wavier will compete in Saudi. So, we are expecting an updated list from the Asian Tour to be released for this event, which is all set to take place from February 3 to February 6.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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