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PGA Tour disciplining members

On June 10, PGA Tour suspended their clubs indefinitely. 17 member golfers voluntarily attended the LIV Golf Invitational Series invested by Saudi Arabia.

The Invitational Series kicks off at Centurion Stadium in London on the night of June 9 Hanoi time, coinciding with the Canadian Open of the PGA Tour. Right after that, the organization that owns the first-class golf arena in the US issued a document to discipline the participants of this tournament. And so, the group voluntarily “sticks” in London to lose the door to the PGA Tour and its affiliated tournament systems, including the sponsors’ seats.

Special Envoy Jay Monahan personally prepared the content and signed the promulgation. At the end of the document are the names of the 17 suspended members including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Talor Gooch, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Matt Jones, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na, Andy Ogletree, Turk Pettit, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Hudson Swafford, Peter Uihlein and Lee Westwood.

Dustin Johnson belongs to the group of golfers who are permanently suspended from the PGA Tour.  Photo: AP

Dustin Johnson belongs to the group of golfers who are permanently suspended from the PGA Tour. Image: AP

Of these, 10 people actively announced the removal of the PGA Tour card to move to a new tournament group. Bryson DeChambeau is off the “London roster,” but is likely to be suspended because she is scheduled to attend the Invitational Series in Portland, Oregon from June 30 to July 2. The group that has not yet given up the card has DeChambeau (regular appearance) and Mickelson with “lifetime membership”.

“These people are leaving mainly for money. But they cannot claim the same rights and opportunities from the PGA Tour as those who are attached. Their actions are disrespectful to colleagues, partners and fans. As for the rest of them, stay, follow the rules as promised when receiving the PGA Tour membership card so that they can join hands to make progress in the professional golf world. I can proudly say that,” Monahan said.

“The decision of the PGA Tour clearly shows hostility and deepens the gap between them and the members. They themselves have a mission to create opportunities for golfers to play, but now they are prohibited. Surely this problem will It’s not over yet. The freestyle is beginning and we’re proud to have a full roster in London and beyond,” LIV Golf reacted to the PGA Tour’s membership penalty.

The PGA Tour last warned about the consequences of participating in the Invitational Series on May 31: “All PGA Tour players are not allowed to participate in the Saudi Golf League tournament in London. Violating members will be disciplined”, the PGA Tour issued a statement. father, shortly after the “London list” appeared.

The Invitational Series is owned by LIV Golf Investments. This business was founded by legendary golfer Greg Norman and is the CEO, and the major shareholder is the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).

LIV is in charge of developing the Saudi Golf League (SGL) – a tournament system that has a reputation as a threat to the PGA Tour and its DP World Tour ally’s dominance of the world’s top golf. Moreover, SGL is being blamed on a strategy of using grand sporting events to cover up the bad reputation of human rights and gender equality in Saudi Arabia.

Currently, the Invitational Series is said to be a “short version” of SGL with a schedule of eight tournaments including five stages in the US, including the grand final at the National Doral in Miami owned by former President Donald Trump.

Each prize consists of three rounds without elimination, bringing together 48 players evenly divided into 12 teams to compete for a total prize fund of 255 million USD. The fund per event is at $25 million, of which $20 million is for individual stroke play, the rest is for the top 3 in team content. Particularly for the final prize – the grand final – spend 30 million USD for the top 3 individuals in the full schedule, 50 million USD for the team part.

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