Families of 9/11 victims asked New York City mayor Eric Adams to withdraw approval of The Aramco Team Series. The new Saudi-backed golf tournament is reportedly set to take place at the Trump Links at Ferry Point, the Trump Golf Course in New York on October 13–15.
This coming September 11 marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States. As there are allegations of Saudi Arabia’s involvement, hosting Saudi-backed tournaments has raised an outcry.
Families of the tragedy’s victims raised their voices after Trump Golf Club announced it would host the LIV Golf Invitational Series. However, the series has already marked its spot as a rival of the PGA Tour. It has already managed to lure top-class golfers. Meanwhile, the recently reported women’s golf tournament has intensified the controversy.
However, New York City told CNN that they couldn’t break the deal. Mayor Adam’s press secretary said that they are against the values of the Trump Organization and support the victim families’ logical outcry, however, it would be illegal to withdraw the agreement.
The Aramco Team Series is named after its title sponsor Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil company. Funded by the Saudi government, the event was first held in 2020 as a part of the Ladies’ European Tour.