Mike Lorenzo-Vera calls for a boycott of the LIV Golf Invitational Series

Mike Lorenzo-Vera spoke at length, through the site. independent.es, in the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series which begins June 9-11 at the Centurion Club near London. The Frenchman, who does not beat around the bush, calls on golf fans to boycott this League supported by Saudi Arabia.

We know, mike lorenzo vera he is a complete guy, who never hesitates to speak his mind, especially when it comes to this famous LIV Golf Invitational Directed by greg norman and supported by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This League, through its LIV Golf Invitational Seriesstarts in a few weeks centurion club, near London. As a reminder, the eight tournaments on the schedule in 2022 will each offer a $25 million prize pool.

Last February, the Basque, a member of the world tour dpin possession of a category 16b after finishing outside the top 121 of the Race 2021had declared that he would not accept any eventual invitation to one of these tournaments after having seen a documentary of the BBC against the war in Yemen. Conflict where Saudi Arabia is directly involved.

Discussion topic in Player’s Lounge

Three months later, and now that this Saudi league is about to see the light “sportingly”, Mike Lorenzo-Vera urges his teammates to boycott the first game in England scheduled for June 9-11.

When you’re in the Player’s Lounge at a tournament, a topic of discussion always revolves around that.explain french on irish site independent.es. Even I would love to play for that kind of money, for my family, for my passions, but there comes a time when you have to straighten up and act like a human being. I know there are players who are not comfortable with this, but I feel that they are keeping quiet, in case one day they get a piece of the cake. Some players will speak up, but fans must boycott too (this League). Do not go ! »

A strange taste in the mouth…

Several great players have already expressed their interest in playing this first event in the suburbs of London, such as the English Lee Westwood Y ricardo blandthe Spanish sergio garcia or the South African Louis Oosthuizen. Phil Michaelson, who has just declared a “loss” of the PGA Championship he ownsshould also be…

I am a big fan of these players.Mike Lorenzo-Vera admits again, but it’s hard for me to understand. I may be stupid, but just for the money, would you spit on the PGA Tour? (who refused to release the players to play this tournament in England). »

He himself, who does not claim to be virtuous or politically correct, has twice challenged the Saudi Internationalthen on the DP World Tour calendar and now on theasian tour since this year. He admits that he felt uncomfortable ” during the tournament and what the experience had ” left a strange taste ” in the mouth.

You can’t be perfect, but you can try to be a little better. Players are afraid to say that…

I’m just a jock, I dropped out of school early, I didn’t hear much about the news when I was younger, so here I’m mainly talking about emotions and how I feel.he adds. Some places are not suitable for me to play golf, and this Saudi (International) is definitely one of them. But don’t get me wrong, we go to places on the European circuit where we shouldn’t go. But that doesn’t mean we should also allow Saudi Arabia… »

Younger, he certainly would have made the mistake of doing so.concludes the now 37-year-old golfer. You can’t be perfect, but you can try to be a little better. Players are afraid to say that… Be respectful to people, but if you’re against something, say so. Merely ! »

Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.