Another Trump property will host the latest Saudi-backed golf tournament


Once again a Donald Trump property will host a Saudi-backed golf event.

According to reports from the New York Times and Washington Post, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx will be the site of the next Aramco Team Series competition. The ATS is a five-tournament schedule backed by the Ladies European Tour and often features stars of the LPGA; two weeks ago Nelly Korda beat her sister Jessica to win the third leg of the series in Spain.

Like LIV Golf, the series is backed by an offshoot of the Saudi Arabian government. Saudi Aramco is a state-funded enterprise, and its charmian, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, is also the governor of the Public Investment Fund (which financially supports LIV) and the head of Saudi Golf.

An official announcement regarding where the next tournament, scheduled for the New York City area from Oct. 13-15, will be played has not been made. However, NYC city officials confirmed to both the Times and Post that the course will be the site of the event in question. Ferry Point is owned by the city but operated by the Trump Organization.

Ferry Point is the third course in Trump’s golf portfolio to host a Saudi tournament this year. In July, the LIV Golf Invitational came to Trump Bedminster in New Jersey for its third event in the inaugural eight-tournament season, while the season-ending tournament will visit Trump Doral outside of Miami.

Similar to last month’s event in Bedminster, families of victims of 9/11 are protesting the Ferry Point news due to Saudi Arabia’s alleged ties to the terrorist attacks. A spokesperson for Adams’ office has told multiple outlets, “While we disagree with the values of the Trump Organization, we cannot legally block their application.”

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Rory, Reed tied two behind leaders in Dubai
Reed leads McIlroy in wet Dubai Classic
PGA Tour seeks to add Saudi fund to LIV lawsuit
Another LIV Golf executive shakeup gives Greg Norman bigger role at Saudi circuit
LIV Golf’s 2023 schedule includes former PGA Tour stops, Trump sites and season-ending Saudi Arabia event

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *