Eddie Pepperell has defended his decision to contest this week's Saudi International

Eddie Pepperell defends decision to contest at Saudi International after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year

  • Eddie Pepperell has defended his decision to contest at Saudi International
  • This week’s tournament has attracted some of the biggest names in the sport
  • This is despite the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey focusing attention on country’s human rights record
  • But Pepperell detailed how hard it would be for top golfers to boycott the event

England’s Eddie Pepperell has defended his decision to contest this week’s Saudi International.

The tournament has attracted a star-studded field despite the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey focusing further attention on the country’s human rights record.

Pepperell, who won his maiden European Tour title in Qatar last year, posted a lengthy blog on the topic.

Eddie Pepperell has defended his decision to contest this week's Saudi International
Eddie Pepperell has defended his decision to contest this week’s Saudi International

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