RIYADH: A specially commissioned documentary series following two of Saudi Arabia’s young golf stars aims to raise awareness of the game among the sport’s growing fan base in the Kingdom.

The #SeeItAll series, supported by Golf Saudi, follows amateur golfers Faisal Salhab and Saud Al-Sharif as they prepare to take on global stars of the game at next month’s PIF Saudi International hosted by SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Filmed in five episodes, the behind-the-scenes documentary follows the two golfers as they practice with their coaches, spend time on and off the golf course with their families, and put in place the physical and mental training needed to make sure they come in February. $5 million tournament ready to compete at the highest level.

The first episode of the documentary is available on the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers social media channels.

“Saoud and Faisal are incredible talents. We are proud to see them perform at an elite level internationally and here in the Kingdom as representatives of Golf Saudi,” said Majed Al-Sorour, CEO and Vice Chairman of Golf Saudi.

Designed by Golf Saudi, the #SeeItAll series aims to bring Saudi sports fans closer to Salhab and Al-Sharif, expanding the fanbase of golfers for the Asian Tour-sanctioned event next month.

“We’ve seen them develop at an impressive rate over the last five years through our Elite Coaching Academy. The hard work has paid off, with both men picking up some fantastic recent victories including Saud’s victory at the Open Jordan last year, and Faisal’s recent triumphs at the Saudi Open and the Pan Arab Championship in Egypt,” said Al-Sorour.

“These successes are a testament to the pair’s hard work, talent and dedication, as well as their strength of character,” he said.

“Their achievements are inspiring – something we want to bring to as many young Saudis as possible, as golf and the sport generally continues to grow exponentially in the Kingdom.”

Following their respective triumphs in 2021 – a year which also saw the Saudi national team claim the title in convincing fashion at the 40th edition of the Arab Golf Championship, beating more than 10 countries by a comfortable margin of nine strokes – Salhab and Al-Sharif are heading to Royal Greens for what will be their third appearance at the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers.

The duo will play alongside the Kingdom’s only professional golfer, Othman Almulla.

Al-Sorour added, “With the #SeeItAll series, we hope to inspire more Saudis to embrace and follow Faisal and Saud’s journey with golf.”

Both players will make their biggest move yet at next month’s tournament.

“They will test their skills against the best in the world – like major winners Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry,” Al-Sorour said.

“We hope that by showing how committed Saud and Faisal are to the game of golf, it will inspire Saudis of all ages.”

Speaking earlier this year, Salhab, 25, said rubbing shoulders with the world’s best golfers at the $5million tournament was not something he took for granted.

“It means a lot to compete in the Saudi International again, especially since I received the invitation after winning the Saudi Open,” he said.

“I will never forget the reaction when we first saw the names announced for the tournament this year. Some of the national team players and I started jumping in place, we were so excited. amazing to see how far Saudi Arabia has come in the world of golf and now see these players competing in our country.

He added, “I encourage all Saudis, regardless of their level of interest in golf, to come out and support the players and events that everyone at Golf Saudi works tirelessly to organize. The quality of the tournament is incredible. Seeing the world’s elite golfers compete in the Kingdom is something every Saudi should cherish.