The northern ireland golfstjerne Rory McIlroy has said no to playing a European Tour tournament in Saudi Arabia at the end of January.
Verdensranglistens number two is allegedly been offered a sum in the region of 2.5 million dollars just to make up, but the amount, which is equivalent to approximately 16.9 million dollars, has not been enough to entice nordireren.
There are moral reasons behind the rejection of the invitation to the Saudi International, he says.
- It is not a tournament, which will be of interest to me. There is 100 percent no moral behind.
- You can say that there are many countries - not just Saudi Arabia - that we play in, where there is a reason not to be with. But for my part, so I would just not set off, says McIlroy.
the Tournament in Saudi Arabia has, among others, lured the last Brooks Koepka and majorvinderne Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson to start.
When the tournament was held for the first time last year, got many participants criticism in order to participate in the tournament, which was held a few months after the killing of the american journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who for many years had a base in Saudi Arabia.
the Reporter fled from Saudi Arabia in the autumn of 2017. In October 2018, he went to the saudi consulate in Istanbul, but was never seen leaving the building again.
Saudi International begins 30. January.
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