Has Jason Kokrak Cut Ties With Saudi?

The American was announced as a Golf Saudi ambassador in 2021, but the logo has vanished from his golf bag at this week's Masters

Jason Kokrak pictured
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Jason Kokrak is playing in this week's Masters and eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that the 'Golf Saudi' logo on his golf bag has disappeared - at least in images we have seen.

The American was announced as a Golf Saudi ambassador prior to the 2021 Open at Royal St George's. "Kokrak will look to share his own insights on how golf can reach new audiences and ensure its future development," Golf Saudi said in its announcement, with Kokrak saying: "it’s a real honor to be named as Golf Saudi’s newest ambassador and to work alongside one of the most forward thinking entities within golf currently. I’d like to share my own insights with them and do my part in terms of growing golf within the Kingdom, while also telling my own fans about the many marvels that Saudi Arabia has to offer.” 

The three-time PGA Tour winner has been one of the names linked with the new Saudi-backed Super League, officially called the LIV Golf Invitational Series. On a podcast in January he said, "I want to make as much money as I can in as little time" when talking about the at-the-time rumoured golf league.

Jason Kokrak pictured before and after with different golf bags

Left: Kokrak's Golf Saudi logo pictured on his golf bag. Right: Kokrak's golf bag at The Masters pictured without the Golf Saudi logo

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Kokrak is not listed on the Golf Saudi ambassadors web page, which features Adri Arnaus and Pablo Larrazabal from the DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour players Anne van Dam, Anna Nordqvist, Amy Boulden and Camilla Lennarth.

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Gary Player does not feature on the ambassador page either, yet he was wearing a Golf Saudi logo on his collar during the Masters honorary starter ceremony this week, which caused controversy across social media. "Mr. Player will work with Golf Saudi to help implement a shared vision for golf and its future development within the Kingdom," Golf Saudi said when announcing the legendary South African as an ambassador.

Gary Player pictured hitting a drive

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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