On July 29, the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Series announced two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson as their latest addition.
However, Watson has been recovering from a torn meniscus and has missed the majority of 2022. He won’t tee it up this year and wants “to be 100%” before making his debut in 2023.
Now, less than two weeks later, Watson has announced on social media that he has resigned from the PGA Tour.
Watson’s last win on Tour came at the 2018 Travelers Championship, an event he’s won three times, and he’s fallen all the way to No. 90 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Saudi Arabia has been accused of wide-ranging human rights abuses, including politically motivated killings, torture, forced disappearances and inhumane treatment of prisoners. And members of the royal family and Saudi government were accused of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist.