Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), who won 9 victories on the LPGA Tour, takes off her hat from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Aramco.
Nordqvist said in an interview with Sweden’s TT news agency on the 13th (Korean time) that she had decided not to extend her스포츠토토sponsorship contract with Aramco, she said.
Nordqvist has been sponsored by Aramco for her last year. It is known that he won a considerable amount of money by running wearing a hat with the Aramco logo on the front.
“I was hated and criticized by a lot of people” while she was sponsored by Aramco, he said, but she was “not in a good mood and it wasn’t what I thought it would be.”
Aramco, which spends a large amount of money on the European Women’s Professional Golf (LET) Aramco series, is doing so-called ‘sports washing’ to hide human rights violations in Saudi Arabia through golf, world human rights organizations claim.
LIV Golf, which was newly created to compete with the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, is also one of Aramco’s sources of money.
Human rights group Amnesty International hailed Nordqvist as a wise decision when she announced that she would no longer accept Aramco and her sponsorship.
Nordqvist said she “was sponsored by Aramco not for money, but because it would help women’s professional golf in Europe”.
However, Nordqvist is scheduled to participate in the PIF Saudi Ladies International, a European women’s professional golf tour to be held in Saudi Arabia from the 16th.
He explained that this is because she needs to earn enough starting points to represent Europe in the Solheim Cup, a European-American women’s golf competition to be held in September.
Nordqvist, 35, has won three majors: the 2009 LPGA Championship, the 2017 Evian Championship and the 2021 AIG Women’s Open.