Saudi Arabia announces first-ever women’s golf tournament

There will be two women’s golf tournaments in November. (File photo: Reuters)

In Saudi Arabia, the most important country in the Islamic world, although women have been allowed to play sports for the past few years, there are still many sports in which Saudi women have not yet had the opportunity to show their skills.

Such sports include golf, and now, for the first time, a women’s golf tournament will be held in Saudi Arabia.

Yes, the Saudi government will host a three-day women’s golf tournament in November this year, which will include women players from other countries, including Saudi Arabia.

The Ladies European Tour (LET) will host The Saudi Ladies International Golf Tournament in November this year, according to Reuters.

The golf tournament will be held at the Royal Green Golf and Country Club in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the winner will receive 10 1 million.

The tournament in Saudi Arabia will be the third most expensive tournament in the world after the British and Scottish golf tournament, with the winner receiving a 10 1 million prize.

Interestingly, not one but two women’s golf tournaments will be held in November and the second tournament will be held from November 17 to 19 and the winner of this tournament will be awarded US 5 500,000.

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, women’s wrestling was held in November 2019, with foreign women performing; (file photo: AP)

Both golf tournaments were scheduled for March this year, but were postponed due to the Corona epidemic and will now be held in mid-November.

Prior to golf, Saudi women were allowed to play cards in February this year, and in the same month, women competed for the first time with non-mahram men.

Similarly, in February, the Saudi government allowed male and female athletes to play together in the Olympics.

Earlier, in November last year, women’s wrestling was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia, in which foreign women wrestlers presented excellent sports.

For the past few years, Saudi Arabia has allowed women not only to play sports but also to do all kinds of work with non-mahram men, while now women are allowed to travel abroad without the permission of a male guardian, including driving permission. Is also allowed.

In Saudi Arabia in February 2020, women played a game of cards with men. (File Photo: Reuters)