The ruse that LIV Golf isn’t an expressly political organization fell apart during last weekend’s event at Bedminster. It should surprise no one that Donald J. Trump was right in the thick of it.
It is no coincidence that taking the money from the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf tour comes with a side of cowardice that manifests in middle-aged men the same way a child refuses to admit to wetting their bed.
Instead of acknowledging what they’re doing, why they’re doing it and who they are now working for, it is much more convenient to change the subject. “We’re athletes, not politicians,” isn’t just a talking point for LIV, it’s practically the credo holding the entire thing together, along with the billions of Saudi dollars flowing into their pockets for the trouble.
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