Former British Open champion Shane Lowry said on Tuesday he has no qualms about playing next month in Saudi Arabia, which has come under international scrutiny for its human rights record, and that he is just trying to make a living.
The Irishman is among a stacked field of confirmed golfers for the Saudi International, which is sponsored by the Saudi public investment fund and carries lucrative appearance fees for some, leading many to call it nothing more than a cash grab.
“Look, obviously there’s no hiding from the people writing about this tournament or what they’re saying about us going to play, but at the end of the day for me, I’m not a politician, I’m a professional golfer,” Lowry told a news conference.
“I earn a living…
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