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PGA Tour hits again after Norman LIV launch

PGA Tour hits back after Norman LIV launch

The PGA Tour has introduced a ban on all gamers who’ve teed off within the launch of Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed LIV Invitational Sequence.

Inside half-an-hour of the inaugural LIV occasion kicking off amid nice fanfare in England on Thursday, the Tour introduced Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and different members who have been enjoying within the St Albans occasion have been now ineligible.

Probably the most profitable golf event in historical past bought below means amid a trumpet fanfare and with fighter planes flying overhead, as Australian nice Norman, LIV’s CEO, declared: “I am proud and so joyful we have introduced free company to the sport of golf.”

Mickelson, Johnson and Scott Vincent had teed off on the opening gap within the first $US25 million LIV occasion at Centurion Membership, north of London, however inside half-hour the PGA Tour had despatched a memo to all members informing them that contributors have been being suspended.

“In accordance with the PGA Tour’s Event Rules, the gamers competing this week with out releases are suspended or in any other case not eligible to take part in PGA Tour event play, together with the Presidents Cup,” the assertion from PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan learn.

“This additionally applies to all excursions sanctioned by the PGA Tour: the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

“Their participation within the Saudi Golf League/LIV Golf occasion is in violation of our Event Rules.

“The identical destiny holds true for another gamers who take part in future Saudi Golf League occasions in violation of our Rules.”

LIV Golf then hit again with a press release which learn: “Immediately’s announcement by the PGA Tour is vindictive and it deepens the divide between the Tour and its members.

“It is troubling that the Tour, an organisation devoted to creating alternatives for golfers to play the sport, is the entity blocking golfers from enjoying.

“This definitely shouldn’t be the final phrase on this matter. The period of free company is starting as we’re proud to have a full discipline of gamers becoming a member of us in London, and past.”

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