Carly Booth: Scottish Golf defends player over Saudi Arabia federation deal

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Scottish Golf defended European Tour pro Carly Booth after her sponsorship agreement with the Saudi Arabian Golf Federation had criticized

The Perthshire booth tweeted Wednesday about its partnership with Golf Saudi before canceling the post later

In March, the 26-year-old ambassador for Scottish Golf to help the game for girls and women grow

In a statement, the organization said its "influential presence on social media" in in line with our strategy ".

Booth's tweet said she was "honored" to represent Saudi Golf, even though the country is "culturally different."

It was on the same day that the Saudi government, convicted of their human rights record, executed 37 people, according to Amnesty International.

Booth, who is participating in the Ladies European Tour event in Morocco this week, played a pro-am in Saudi Arabia in February.

She was also an official ambassador for the inaugural European golf team championships in Gleneagles last August and hopes to qualify for the Solheim Cup, which also takes place in Gleneagles in September.

World number two Justin Rose of England defended his decision to play the inaugural men's Saudi international tournament in January.

Carly Booth played a pro-am in Saudi Arabia in February

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