Robert Garrigus Seeks Permission to Play Saudi Golf League Event
Robert Garrigus is officially the first PGA Tour player to jump ship and play in a Saudi League event.
According to a report from Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch, Garrigus is requesting permission from the PGA Tour to play in the first Saudi -backed golf league event in June – the week before the U.S. Open.
Lynch writes, “Sources say Garrigus is the only Tour player who has filed for a waiver so far, though others are expected to do so. The Tour must decide on applications 30 days before the event begins, or by Tuesday, May 10.”
Lynch was unable to obtain comment from a rep on the PGA Tour or Garrigus’ agent.
The first tournament is set to be held in London and offers a purse of $25 million, with he winner getting $4 million.
Other Players Going
As The Telegraph reported last week, other players that are making the jump include Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.
Although, Watson has denied that report by publishing his schedule for the remainder of the season.