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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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