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Saudis aren’t worthy of hosting European Tour
It sickens me that the European Tour chooses to host tournaments in the Arabian Peninsula. Morning Read should be ashamed for its promotional article that fails to mention that these are brutal places that practice Sharia law and are ruled by iron-fisted monarchs (“Saudis turn to golf for cultural growth,” Jan. 24).

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the first- and second-most intolerant countries on earth, and you think it is OK for the European Tour to host golf tournaments there? Do you know the brutal human-rights records of these countries?

We all know that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, because he spoke out against the unelected ruler, but that kind of thing happens every day there. Dissidents are rounded up and just disappear.

Do you realize that Saudi Arabia has the death penalty for homosexuality and is the world’s worst nation for human trafficking and slavery of poor Africans and Indians, forcing them into indentured servitude? I could go on and on about how horrible and disgusting these counties behave, while you chose to write about how great the new development and golf is going.

You should be ashamed.

Derek Turney
Alpharetta, Ga.

Reader rejects Saudis and their interest in golf
Please do not send articles to me that in any way support the Saudis (“Saudis turn to golf for cultural growth,” Jan. 24). I realize that they are big in the golf world, but as they are also big into murdering any who question them and are still the leading exporters of terrorists, I don’t wish to read about them on my golf feed.

I strongly view that article as being supportive of the Saudis. The next similar article will end my readership.

The intelligence communities are unanimous in their appraisal of what happened regarding the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and who ordered it. Unlike our president, I will side with the experts rather than calling anything not in support of my views “fake news.”

Just because a story is basically about golf doesn't mean it must be published. You have the microphone. Use it wisely.

Timothy Vice
Margate, Fla.

A listening pain that even VooDoo can’t remedy
I see that John Hawkins and Jeff Rude are hosting Hank Haney on their podcast (“Hawk & Rude: A sit-down with a standup guy,” Jan. 24), and I'm wondering how many references Haney can throw out for his new product, VooDoo Pain Relief Cream.

I also wonder how many times Haney can slam the USGA and executive director Mike Davis. I used to listen to Haney daily until he got crazy on cream and blathering about the USGA.

I once heard a talk-show host explain that the way he showed his sponsors his worth was by the amount of response he received, especially the negative variety, since it was vehemently given. Now all I hear is the guys on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio plugging VooDoo cream, so they must he having success.

Garen Eggleston
The Villages, Fla.

Suggestion for the British Wall
Terry Wall, like other Brits whom I have encountered, takes the game way too seriously (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Jan. 24).

He can always purchase the big rule book for about 12 pounds. And that's also how much it weighs.

Jim Kavanagh
St. Augustine, Fla.

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