Three of Nigeriaâ€™s top professional golfers- Andrew Oche Odoh, Edet Umoh and Christian Godfrey who will be flying Nigeriaâ€™s flag at the Kenya Open will have to foot their bills if the PGA Nigeria Tour fails to secure a sponsor.
PGA Nigeria Tour boss, Sola Lawson came clear on the issue when he revealed to The Golf Course that the players who would be competing in Kenya are representing themselves and thus should not expect any financial assistance from the tour.
â€œThe Kenyan Open is open to individuals. Players represent themselves and so would Andrew Oche, Edet Umoh and Christian Godfrey who were selected to play in the competition courtesy of their position on the PGA ranking. Oche is on the list based on his performanceÂ last year.
â€œThe playersÂ are expected to foot their billsÂ for the event as they are representing themselves and not necessarily the country.
â€œWhat the PGA Tour is doing, is trying to sourceÂ for sponsors to help the playersÂ as they take part in the Kenyan Openâ€, Lawson said.
As the players prepare for the tournament, If any of them believe they would receive financial assistance to compete in Kenya, they should better forget it.