PGA Tour Pro Jason Kokrak Makes Shocking Revelation About the Saudi League

Published 02/18/2022, 7:40 AM EST
January 13, 2022; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; Brett Drewitt hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Saudi League has been the main topic of discussion these days in the golf world. No golfers were willing to admit whether the League had ever approached them or not. However, recently, one of the PGA Tour players, Jason Kokrak, reportedly had revealed he has been in talks with the League. 

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Saudi League is, supposedly, the main rival of the PGA Tour. Since the purse money, they are offering is higher than that of any other tournaments, the Tour players are expected to play for the League. Although Tiger Woods, Collin Morikawa, and some others have turned down the offers from League, some have shown interest in it. However, none of them have admitted publicly about it ever. At least, until now. 

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Jason Kokrak to join the Saudi League!

Dan Rapaport of Golf Digest took Twitter to reveal one of the vital updates about the League.

The reporter tweeted, “Just spoke with Jason Kokrak, who said he has been in talks with the Saudi league. Essentially said he wants to make a bunch of money so he can retire at 44 (very specific age) and watch his kids grow up. Honest if nothing else. In related news, Kokrak has GOLF SAUDI on his bag.”

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Kokrak is a 36-year-old American professional golfer. The current world no. 24 is the second international ambassador to join the Golf Saudi after Gary Player. He had revealed his interest to play for the League before as well. He said, “If somebody pays me enough money that my kids’ kids are going to have a good head start on life, then I am going to have to take full advantage.” 

May 30, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Charles Schwab Challenge winner Jason Kokrak hoists the Marvin Leonard Trophy after the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports/REUTERS

Jason further added that he would like to make as much money in as less time. And if the League could offer him that, he is ready to play for them. Jason has his mind ready for what he wants to do. However, do the fans reciprocate the same thoughts?

Fans’ reaction to the post

The opinions of fans clashed since half of them supported the golfer while the other half didn’t.

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The choice to join the League is of Jason’s. And if he thinks it is the right decision, then there is nothing anybody can do. Since one of the many had revealed his intention to join the Saudi League, it wouldn’t be long since many came forward with their decision.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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