Padraig Harrington says the European Tour are 'trying to build relationships around the world'

  • European Tour announced in March it will stage an event in Saudi Arabia in 2019
  • A decision was confirmed when the full schedule was released on Monday
  • And Padraig Harrington has been speaking about Saudi Arabia hosting an event

Padraig Harrington hopes staging a European Tour event in Saudi Arabia can be a ‘positive force’ after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi focused attention on the country’s regime.

The European Tour announced in March that it will stage an event in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2019, a decision confirmed when the full schedule was released on Monday.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are also due to play a lucrative exhibition in Jeddah in December and Harrington believes the Tour’s decision to go ahead with the tournament is not a ‘black or white’ issue.

Padraig Harrington says the European Tour are 'trying to build relationships around the world'
Padraig Harrington says the European Tour are ‘trying to build relationships around the world’

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