U.S. to stop paying tour companies to play in South Korea
Posted On August 3, 2021
PGA TOUR: U.N. pays tour companies $5.6M to play there article PORTLAND, Ore.
— U. S. taxpayers are paying tour operators to play at the nation’s biggest golf course and other properties in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
The payments to tour companies were announced Monday in a letter by U. N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the South Korea golfing authorities.
The South Korean government has been criticized for its lack of oversight and oversight is uneven, and the amount paid by the U. n. is based on a per-day average.
The letter does not provide a figure for how much the U,N.
spends on the event.
U.K. taxpayers pay about $2.5 million per day to play, the U n. says.
The U.n. says that U. korea contributes $1.5 billion annually to the world’s health.
The number of visitors to South Korea has doubled in the last three years, and its number of golf courses has risen from 1,200 to more than 3,000.
But golf clubs in Seoul are often not built to meet international standards and there is no U. s. oversight of the golfing industry.
Ban Ki Moon, the secretary-general, said the U., n. must do more to ensure the integrity of the sporting event.