Tickets to Trump’s Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament are selling for just $1 as the event draws little crowd, report says

Trump LIV Golf

Former President Donald Trump plays in the pro-am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Tournament in Bedminster, NJ, Thursday, July 28, 2022.AP Photo/Seth Wenig

  • Tickets for the LIV golf tour at a Trump golf course sell for just $1.

  • The controversial Saudi-backed event has drawn light crowds, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Trump has been criticized for hosting the event because of the Arab kingdom’s human rights record.

Tickets to the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, are selling for just $1, as the controversial event fails to draw large crowds, a report said.

According to The Wall Street JournalSaturday tickets sold for as little as $1 on the ticket website StubHub, and “light crowds were scattered over much of the expansive grounds.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversees Saudi Arabia’s state wealth fund, which is funding the event.

Former President Donald Trump has been criticized for hosting the event on one of his golf courses in light of allegations of human rights abuses against the Arab kingdom, such as the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The 9/11 Justice group, made up of relatives of 9/11 victims, has criticized Trump for hosting the tournament, despite what they describe as “clear evidence Associating Saudi Arabia with the terrorist attack.

Some Relatives and Survivors of 9/11 protested near the event on Thursday.

Relatives and survivors of the 9/11 Justice organization protest the Saudi Arabia-funded golf series and tournament being held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, July 29, 2022.

Relatives and survivors of the 9/11 Justice organization protest the Saudi Arabia-funded golf series and tournament being held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, July 29, 2022.Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Trump made several comments to reporters during the event, The Wall Street Journal said, including talking about Trump Doral, his Miami property that will host a second LIV event this year.

When asked how much he was paid to work for LIV, Trump said it was “very generous,” but added, “I’m not doing it for that,” the outlet said.

In a video posted to Twitter, a heckler yells at golfer Phil Mickelson as he prepares to tee off.

“Do it for the Saudi Royal Family!” shouted the heckler, part of a comedy duo called The Good Liars, known for making fun of public figures.

During a conversation with golf course reporters on Thursday, Trump defended Saudi Arabia and claimed that “no one got to the bottom of 9/11.”

in their open letter to Trump, the 9/11 Justice group noted that in a 2016 interview, Trump blamed Saudi Arabia for the attack.

Despite the criticism, Trump took part in the case, playing alongside his son Eric and LIV golfers.

He previously said: The Wall Street Journal that he believed the tournament was an “incredible investment” for the “image of Saudi Arabia”.

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