Yasir Al-Rumayyan will play within the DP World Tour’s Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship this week beneath a pseudonym.
The Newcastle chairman and governor of the Saudi Public Funding Fund [PIF] is ready to tee it up at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns beneath the identify ‘Andrew Waterman’.
In accordance with The Scotsman, Al-Rumayyan has been given a sponsor’s invite by the Johann Rupert, who’s the driving drive behind the enduring occasion.
LIV Golf chief government Al-Rumayyan will play alongside R&A CEO Martin Slumbers within the £4.1million event.
It comes because the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the PIF proceed to barter a brand new joint entity regardless of months of all-out battle.
Al-Rumayyan is on the centre of talks and it was revealed in July that the 53-year-old requested to turn into a member of the R&A and Aususta as a part of the deal.
It’s understood that the Saudi tycoon didn’t attend the Ryder Cup to keep away from detracting from the occasion.
Moreover his management of Newcastle and LIV Golf, Al-Rumayyan can also be chairman of oil big Aramco and Saudi Professional-League membership Al-Hilal.
Al-Rumayyan is on the board of Uber, SoftBank and Reliance, making him one of many world’s strongest people.
He’s additionally obsessive about golf, competing in a lot of LIV Golf pro-ams and attending a number of large occasions, together with The 2023 Open.
Rupert, the chairman of Dunhill’s father or mother firm Richemont and in addition chairman of the occasion’s championship committee, informed The Scotsman: “Sport is meant to unite folks, not divide. We have to get peace.”
Quite a few LIV Golf gamers will even compete within the occasion as golf works in the direction of a extra united future.
Talor Gooch and Louis Oosthuizen are amongst those that journey to Scotland with no excellent fines to pay the DP World Tour.
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