They say money can’t buy you love, but it is apparent in this hyper-connected world that it can acquire an awful lot of likes and follows. And if you insist on sticking to that old-fashioned notion of “principles”, name your price and you’ll soon come unstuck.

After the exchange of billions of dollars, the venerable PGA Tour and LIV Golf, an upstart competitor sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, announced unexpectedly that they would be merging. Men’s professional golf is now in effect under the sway of Saudi Arabia, a country known for its oil wealth and contempt for human rights, and especially the rights of women...

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