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Fresh from playing in the LIV Golf pro-am, retired Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner, says her support for the Saudi-backed tour roots from her athlete’s perspective and commends the capitalist endeavor.
The big-name, three-day event took place at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Swedish professional golfer Henrik Stenson won the $4 million tournament prize, and all players went home with earnings in their pocket.
Caitlyn Jenner plays her shot from the first tee during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey.
(Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Jenner shared her experience participating in the tour with Fox News.
Caitlyn Jenner American Olympic athlete at the 16th tee during the second round of LIV golf invitational series on July 30, 2022. (Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner and Paul Casey of Crushers GC wait on the fourth hole during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is seen near the 16th tee during day one of the LIV Golf Invitational r, New Jersey. (Mike Stobe/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Major U.S. publicly traded corporations such as Meta Platforms Inc., FedEx Corp, Uber Technologies Inc., and Walmart Inc. are heavily invested in Saudi Arabia’s PIF sovereign wealth fund.
“To be honest with you, who put the bulk of that money? They’re probably us. We’ve been buying oil from the Saudis for years and years and years and years. I mean, they’re heavily involved in so many things with the billion-dollar fund. I mean, they’re heavily invested in Boeing. Are people not flying on Boeing aircraft because of this?” shared Caitlyn.
In an interview on Sunday, Tucker Carlson sat down with LIV CEO Greg Norman to discuss the heat the tour has faced.
Norman pointed to PGA sponsors saying he thinks they “ha[ve] about 27 sponsors who do 40-plus billion dollars worth of annual business on an annual basis in Saudi Arabia.”
“The LIV tour is around to stay…it’s not only in the future is the golf going to be interesting and good business, but the business side of professional golf is going to be very interesting to watch and to see what happens,” Jenner said.