LIV Golf series: DP World Tour fines and bans players who took part at Centurion
The World DP round banned players from the Scottish Open Championship next month for participating in a Saudi-sponsored LIV golf event in June and fined them £ 100,000.
Players will also not be able to play in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol and Barracuda Championships in July.
The Scottish Open Championship is one of the most lucrative events in the DP World Tour. Moreover, many players are gearing up for next week’s Open Championship.
PGA Tour 17 members from LIV’s first golf event.
The DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, also warned players that “participating in tournaments or other conflicting tournaments without proper approval could result in additional penalties.”
Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell are the most important players of DP World affected by these initial sanctions.
Players participating in the LIV Golf Series qualify for the 150 Open in St. Andrews.
The upcoming $ 250 million (£ 200 million) Invitational LIV Golf Championship will be held in Portland, Oregon, from June 30 to July 2.
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South African Charles Schwartz took home $ 4.75 million (£ 3.86 million) at LIV’s opening golf championship at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire.
The Scottish Open Championship this year will be held for the first time as part of a “strategic alliance” between DP World and the PGA Tour.
They returned to the Renaissance club between July 7-10 and pulled out a star-studded pitch. They include Scotty Scheffler, Colin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and John Ram. All of them signed up for the £ 6.5 million prize fight.
Keith Bailey, CEO of DP World Tour, said: “Every action a person takes in life has consequences. And also in professional sports it is no different, especially when our friends choose to break the rules”.
“Many of the friends I’ve talked to over the past few weeks have said that these passers-by not take care of themselves and our tour. But they also ignore the performance-based ecosystem of professional golf.
Your actions were unfair to most of our friends and ruined the tour, so we took the steps announced today. ”
Brooks Koepka, a four-time major champion, is the youngest player to ever play LIV Golf.