Saudi Arabia plans to host a tournament for female golfers but athletes may have qualms about a country in which women are second-class citizens

Saudi Arabia, a country that recently took the radical step of allowing women to drive, is now a stop on the European Tour. Surprisingly, given that until recently women weren’t even allowed to watch sporting events in Saudi Arabia, there is even talk of a women’s tournament being held in the kingdom. (Insert your joke about the country finally welcoming female drivers here.)

“The old story of Saudi Arabia that it’s segregated is no longer applicable,” Majed Al-Sorour, CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation, said last week.

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