“A group representing the families of 9/11 victims said on Tuesday [6/6/2023] that they were ‘shocked and deeply offended’ by the newly announced merger between the PGA Tour and its Saudi-backed competitor LIV Golf.

The group, 9/11 Families United, has repeatedly voiced its opposition to LIV Golf over its ties to Saudi Arabia, which has long faced accusations of assisting the terrorists who committed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

‘Saudi operatives played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and now it is bankrolling all of professional golf,’ Chair Terry Strada said in a statement.

The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that it would merge with the upstart rival league to form one larger golf organization.”

– Julia Shapero, “9/11 Families ‘Deeply Offended’ By PGA Tour, LIV Golf Merger,” thehill.com, June 6, 2023