Members say they are embarrassed.
Off topic, but eagerly awaiting your take on Duck women basketball portal entries. What's going on?
Icky is putting it mildly! Won’t be playing PR anymore. Great column John! Thanks
A very bad decision
Not sure this is any different than burning their oil.
This is appalling. Saudi Arabia? Google how many people they beheaded last year. Look at how they treat women. And lest we forget it was 19 Saudis who brought down the planes of 9/11. Shame on you, PR.
The LIV tournament is happening here in Tucson March 17-19 at The Gallery and there’s a big news story coming out this evening about what they did to protected saguaros on the course. We have video - if interested in seeing the devastation, send me an email.
Get a life! Players have a right to play without hypocrite like you and the OGA Tour, That does business with the Saudis Tour by going to &20 million in 8 tournament is proof that Phil was right!! Tour players should thank Phil and Grrg
So I agree- the Saudi's are terrible on human rights. Somehow Nike in bed with China is ok?
Sure as hell won't see me out there. I was appalled! And I sincerely hope that the turnout will be terrible. Empty space behind the ropes does not make for good TV.
I hope large number of the members at Pumpkin Ridge will put their money where their morals should be...and resign as soon as they can contractually.
I'm not sure how this tournament is any more of a money grab than an other professional event. As for the Saudi ownership of the tour, the USA is the largest trading partner with Saudi Arabia and a strategic military partner in the middle east. America welcomes doing business with Saudis; why shouldn't Pumpkin Ridge again?
Escalante doesn't care about golf, but it does care about money. IMO, the Saudis are only about money as well. They are autocrats and have an abysmal record when it comes to human rights. Greg Norman is a pig. And I used to be a fan.
It is also important to know that one of the other 4 golf clubs signed on to this tournament is one owned by Saudi Arabia's buddy, Trump, which had its PGA event cancelled after the January 6 insurrection and attempted coup. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/03/saudi-arabia-golf-trump-bedminster/
Gotta be careful not to lump the entire state of Texas with a business based out of there.
Having said that...it’s not a good look for Pumpkin Ridge and I have a feeling they’re going to feel the pain of a lot of unhappy members and the community at large.
What's with the Pumpkin Ridge member's arrogance and ignorance regarding Texans? Including the quote in the article seems to suggest some relevance, where there is none.