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PGA Tour Announces Surprise Merger with Saudi Arabia’s LIV Tour

HeadlineJun 07, 2023

In sports news, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America announced a merger of their PGA Tour with the Saudi LIV Golf Tour. The news came as a shock to much of the sports world, as the PGA spent months trying to undermine LIV by banning golfers who joined the Saudi venture from participating in PGA events. Critics say it’s the latest example of “sportswashing” to gain cultural and corporate influence by a country accused of massive human rights violations.

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