Brandel Chamblee has compared Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman to two men who “don’t have access to the internet” when it comes to Saudis’ human rights record.
Chamblee, a former professional golfer but now a writer and broadcaster, yesterday shared evidence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inhumanities and questionable human rights record on Twitter.
In the details he shared, an article said that the current regime in Saudi Arabia has shown a lower level of democracy than Hafez al-Assad’s Syria and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
One of the articles referred to pressure being put on the Crown Prince following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an incident Mickelson referenced in his infamous words to Alan Shipnuck.
“As I’ve said many times about Phil’s involvement with this tyrannical dictator, but also in regards to Norman, they make it seem like two men who don’t have internet access,” Chamblee tweeted. .
As I’ve said many times about Phil’s involvement with this tyrannical dictator, but also about Norman, they feel like two men who don’t have access to the internet. Purely for the money, they imply that MBS is a better leader than Jay Monahan. You are surely joking. pic.twitter.com/0KlK97J3pu
— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) February 25, 2022
“Purely for the money, they imply that MBS is a better leader than Jay Monahan. You are surely joking.
Chamblee also strongly criticized Mickelson’s apology statement that was released earlier this week. He accused the six-time major champion of “pretending to be a victim”.
In his statement, Mickelson apologized for those he negatively impacted, but he described people working for the Saudi golf league as “visionaries”.
Earlier this week, Greg Norman sent a strong letter to the PGA Tour and commissioner Jay Monahan in which he threatened ‘this is just the beginning’ and accused the commissioner of ‘bullying’.
This came after a number of top players, such as Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson, committed their future to the PGA Tour.
Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf Investments which, in association with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has injected $200 million into the Asian Tour and wants to launch the Saudi golf league.