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Golfers participate LIV Golf Tournaments Commissioner Jay Monahan told members in a note received by Fox News Digital on Thursday that he was no longer eligible to participate in the PGA Tour events and the Presidents Cup.
Note PGA Tour members sent The first match of the LIV Golf Tournament started in London. The Saudi-backed league will feature Dustin Johnson, Bill Mickelson, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood and other stars. Monahan sent a letter of thanks to those involved in this weekend’s RBC Canadian Open, “to players who deliberately decided to withdraw from the PGA Tour in violation of a rule.”
Notably Johnson, Mickelson, Na, Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Dalor Cooch, Brandon Grace, Matt Jones, Martin Gamer, Graeme McDowell, Andy Oakletrey, Louise Ostuysen, Dirk Pettit, Ian Boulder, Charles Schwarzenegger. Monahan said these players did not receive releases or apply for releases to play LIV golf.
Soldiers who have resigned their membershipThe memo states that the FedEx Cup will be removed from the points table following the conclusion of the RBC Canadian Open, including Garcia, Grace, Johnson, Khmer, McDowell, Na, Ostuysen, Petit, Swartzel and Westwood. Players who resign will not be allowed to play non-member of the PGA Tour through the sponsorship exemption or any other qualifying category.
“These players have chosen their choice for their own financial reasons. But they can not claim the same PGA Tour membership benefits, considerations, opportunities and site as you. That expectation insults you, our fans and our associates. You have made a different choice, this is a PGA Tour card. When you fulfill your dream of winning, you must abide by the rules of the competition and – most importantly – compete as part of the world’s premier organization of professional golf. ” .
“Our fans and associates – who are definitely tired of these talks about money, money and more money – will be compelled to continue to enjoy the world-class competition you show every week, where the real consequences will be. The right place. “
Monahan praised those who continued on the PGA tour, and said being in the company would “elevate” everyone involved.
“I know you’re with us, and vice versa. Our allies are with us. Your former tour colleagues can not say the same,” Monahan added.
The golf world was rocked when LIV Golf, backed by Saudi Arabia’s finance department, began offering PGA Tour members insane money to compete in the competition league.
Some players decided to jump into the new league, which in turn led to PGA Tour anger. This discipline also applies to players who decide to bolster the PGA Tour in the future.
LIV Golf responded to the PGA Tour’s suspension and called it “revenge.”
“Today’s announcement of the PGA Tour is revenge, and it deepens the divide between the Tour and its members.
“It’s definitely not the last word on this topic. The era of free agency begins, because we’ve got the whole field playing together in London and beyond.”