LIV Golf rebels continue to play in Saudi-backed secession series after “rule-breaking” DP World Tour players have been fined £ 100,000 and banned from the Scottish Open next month. Has been warned that further sanctions may be imposed.
All Ryder Cup veterans, including Lee Westwood, Sergio García, Ian Poulter and Martin Kaymer, haven’t been released since attending an event in Hertfordshire earlier this month. I was punished.
They have been warned that even more penalties could be incurred if they played at next week’s event in Portland, Oregon.
Keith Pelley, CEO of DP World Tour, refused to confirm whether participation in the Ryder Cup was at stake, but the eligibility criteria for the event in Rome next year have not yet been finalized. Emphasized.
The DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour), which announced the sanctions, said in a statement:
The PGA Tour immediately and indefinitely banned all members from players who teeed off at the Centurion Club two weeks ago, but the DP World Tour has so far delayed the decision.
Perry consulted with the organization’s broader membership before a decision was made to sanction the players involved. In addition to the Scottish Open, traditionally used as a warm-up for the next week’s Open Championship, joint sanctions on the PGA Tour have also been banned. Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship next month.
“Very simply, some of our members deliberately broke the rules and rules of the conflicting tournament rules in their signed membership handbook,” Perry said.
“This is not a new rule. It has been around for 30 years.
“They were disappointed when talking to many of our members. They govern these rules and regulations that exist to govern our tours, protect ourselves, and protect our sponsors and stakeholders. I felt contempt and contempt for the tour from the members who intentionally broke it.
“At the end of the day, we felt that action needed results and we made fair and proportional moves.”
Regarding the possibility of withdrawing the possibility of participating in the Ryder Cup, DP World Tour CEO emphasized that their decision was made independently of their American counterparts, adding: .. There are no comments about the Ryder Cup. “
The money collected from the fines will be evenly distributed between the prize money of upcoming tournaments on the DP World Tour and the Charity Golf for Good Program on the tour.
The DP World Tour confirms the sanctions of the members.
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) June 24, 2022
However, a fine of £ 100,000 may look like a fine, but it looks trivial when compared to the money offered by LIV Golf.
For example, Charles Schwartzel brought back £ 3.2m (€ 37m) to win the opening event and received £ 97,500 at the end of the 48-man uncut tournament.
And last month, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman promised the organization to pay the fines suffered by the participants.
“We will protect you, repay your fines and represent you if you want to go down the legitimate route,” the Australian said in early May.