Ronnie O’Sullivan is eyeing a “hefty prize” for breaking 167 snooker records in Saudi Arabia using a golden ball.

The golden ball concept at the upcoming Riyadh Season World Masters of Snooker has Ronnie O’Sullivan curious about its value.


At the world’s first big snooker event in Saudi Arabia, Ronnie O’Sullivan is hoping to win a “hefty prize” that could result in the first-ever 167 break in history.


Seven-time world champion O’Sullivan is scheduled to compete in the inaugural Riyadh Season World Masters of Snooker in March, when ten players will be fielded. The Riyadh Season ball, the 23rd golden ball in the event, will be worth 20 points and may only be potted when a maximum break of 147 has been accomplished.


Snooker is the newest sport to be enticed to the Middle East nation, and while the concept has infuriated snooker purists, the Rocket is captivated by the possibility of breaking 167.



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