Saudi Arabia will host the 2023 LIV Golf Team Championship in a change after former President Donald Trump hosted the event in Miami in 2022.
But news broke earlier this week that the championship will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.
According to ESPN, “The LIV Golf League’s team championship is moving from Trump National Doral in Miami to Saudi Arabia in November, LIV Golf sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The $50 million team championship will be played at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah on Nov. 3-5, according to a schedule that will soon be announced by LIV Golf.”
Donald Trump, the former U.S. President, participated in the pro-am at Trump National Doral in October.
Earlier in January, The Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) called for a major investigation of both Trump and LIV Golf. The group wanted the two entities investigated further over their ties to each other. Specifically, over “the disturbing facts and circumstances surrounding LIV Golf and its ties to former president Donald Trump.”
It’s not clear if that call for an investigation and the choice to move the team championship from the course to Saudi Arabia are related. But considering three of his courses are on the schedule, it’s fair to say and or suggest that they are unrelated.