LIV Golf blasts “vindictive” PGA Tour ban

Liv Golf Pga Tour

LIV Golf has hit back at the PGA Tour after it handed bans to every player participating in the breakaway league.

Following the start of Thursday’s curtain-raising event in St Albans, the tour confirmed it has suspended the rebels – whether they have resigned their membership or not.

But the Saudi-backed circuit quickly responded, insisting it marked the start of an “era of free agency”.

• McIlroy: LIV Series "goading" PGA Tour

• Westwood Ryder Cup captaincy "in jeopardy"

“Today’s announcement by the PGA Tour is vindictive and it deepens the divide between the tour and its members,” it said in a statement.

“It’s troubling that the tour, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for golfers to play the game, is the entity blocking golfers from playing. This certainly is not the last word on this topic.

“The era of free agency is beginning as we are proud to have a full field of players joining us in London, and beyond.”

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed the bans in a letter to all members shortly after the first shots of the day at Centurion Club.

• Report: DeChambeau & Reed set to join LIV Golf

• 12 big moments from Mickelson LIV Golf presser

The bans include all events sanctioned by the PGA Tour, including the Presidents Cup, and players will also be prohibited from playing in tour events on sponsor exemptions.

Notably, however, there were no details on how long suspensions will last, or whether the players in question will be allowed to return at all.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

LIV Golf star shoots down rumours of rift with best friend
HOW MUCH?! Paige Spiranac's eye-watering social media earnings revealed
REVEALED: What stars need to do in return for LIV Golf cash
Explained: How the FedEx Cup works
Judge sets trial date for LIV Golf’s PGA Tour antitrust lawsuit

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
A lesson for cack-handed golfers
play button
Swing your arms more freely
play button
Get your swing on a better plane
play button
Ball position and takeaway
See all videos right arrow