Al Rummayan, the sheikh who manages golf

The Valderrama course already mirrored after the Proam, the two promoters of LIV Golf, the ideologue Greg Norman and the executor Yasir Al Rummayan arrived at the Cadiz venue with their court

by Andrea Gussoni
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Al Rummayan, the sheikh who manages golf

The Valderrama course already mirrored after the Proam, the two promoters of LIV Golf, the ideologue Greg Norman and the executor Yasir Al Rummayan arrived at the Cadiz venue with their court. The first, the golfer who always fit all the suits, the eternal smile, the fattened nickname of the White Shark is a well-known face in golf; the second, president of Aramco, the company that is most listed on the world stock market, and, above all, governor of the Arab Public Fund (750,000 million capital) has the most requested agenda on the planet.

Any CEO of any company yearns for a meeting with him.

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Al Rummayan, accompanied by Dustin Johnson, played a couple of holes at the jewel of Spanish golf and retired. He is the banker, 53 years old, whose passion for golf has served to introduce the sport of the 14 clubs within the 2030 agenda as one of the engines of the metamorphosis of the main country in the Gulf in his idea of turning it into a tourist destination.

The first step was to create resorts. 27 were programmed. They were awarded to the great world designers. The next thing was the creation of the rebel circuit. No offers were spared. They got as far as Tiger Woods, who turned down $700 million.

They convinced Mickelson and Johnson, then the Europeans Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio García. The work went on to Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. They built a circuit of stars in record time. Al Rummayan is good at business and internationally experienced.

He had been on the board of directors of Uber, from 2016 until this year, and of SoftBank. He knows how the West breathes. A confidant of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the tycoon will play a crucial role in the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, in what initially could be called PGA Tour Entrerprises to reference him in meetings.

Al Rummayan will be at the decision-making table and will be the one who decides the amount that Arabia will contribute to the new panorama and that, obviously, will depend on the ability of influence that the LIV is allowed.

"The PGA Tour will be in control of what is believed," Tayler Denys told Sports Illustrated. Subsequently, it is already known, it has been the expansion in football. The purchase of Newcastle was the first step in the entire movement that has subsequently taken place with the Arab League as its axis, the arrival of Cristiano and Benzema, the offer to Messi, as well as the new strategy of promoting the four most important teams in terms of the social mass in order for them to dominate the Asian Champions League.

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