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Saudi Women's International: Celebrities return to Saudi Arabia as women in golf battle for equality

Saudi Women’s International: Celebrities return to Saudi Arabia as women in golf battle for equality

The Competition He returns to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City on Thursday after making history last year as the first professional women The sporting event that will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With one of the richest prizes on the Women’s European Tour (LET) schedule – a US $1 million prize fund – it quickly became one of the most sought-after titles.

Don’t miss out on the importance of a boundary-breaking tournament with a big award for LET CEO, Alex Armas.

“I think it is very important because around the world, we need to increase the activity of the population and the participation in sports,” Armas She said.

“I think the best way to do that is, obviously, through live sports on TV and for people to be able to become inspired by these athletes and look at them as role models. Bringing it to the kingdom will be critical to increasing participation in various sports.” The number of people who signed up for the Ladies Club first and the amount of positive feedback was phenomenal.”

A full lineup of superstars has been confirmed to take part in the competition this week, alongside defending champion Emily Kristen Pedersen.

Two-time tournament winner Lydia Koe was confirmed, along with her fellow major winners, Georgia Hall, Anna Nordqvist, and Laura Davies.

While the singles event begins on Thursday, the Saudi double-header encounter will be concluded in the team event on Wednesday, November 10.

The second of the two million-dollar LET tournaments to be held in nine days, part of the Aramco Teams Series held around the world, aims to tackle inequality in women’s golf, according to LET.

Pedersen celebrates the trophy after winning the 2020 Saudi Women's International Championship.
“There is a challenge to women’s sport,” She said Armas. “We’re not getting men’s coverage, but there’s a shift in that, and the equality movement and business are realizing that there’s something wrong.

“We need their show, their stories and their amazing journeys. We still have a long way to go. People don’t realize what good athletes these women are, and if they can’t see that, they don’t. They can compete. They are as good athletes as men.”

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