Former Ryder Cup heroes Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter amongst 26 rebels who face fines of as much as £100,000 per match after competing in LIV occasions with out permission
- Westwood resigned his membership of the DP World Tour earlier this month
- Westwood and Poulter performed in all 10 LIV tournaments lined by sanctions
- Garcia is simply participant hit with an authentic £100,000 advantageous who had refused to pay
Golfers who defected from the DP World Tour to LIV have been hit with large fines and suspensions.
Mail Sport revealed final month that the European circuit was making ready to challenge monetary penalties on a sliding scale as much as £100,000 for every of the LIV occasions that their members contested with out permission.
The DP World Tour confirmed on Thursday they’ve now formally taken that step with penalties for 26 rebels set between £12,500 and £100,000 per match between June 22, 2022 and April 2 of this yr.
That timespan lined 10 LIV occasions and will probably be significantly pricey for the likes of former Ryder Cup heroes Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, who performed in every of them, although the Tour has not disclosed the cumulative sanction for people.
Along with the six-figure fines, the golfers have been hit with suspensions of as much as eight DP World Tour tournaments, assuming they ever try and return to the circuit. The penalties have arrived within the wake of final month’s announcement that the DP World Tour had received a key arbitration listening to that supported conflicting occasion laws.
Lee Westwood resigned his membership of the DP World Tour earlier this month
Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter performed in all 10 LIV tournaments lined by the sanctions
Westwood, Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Richard Bland resigned their membership of the DP World Tour earlier this month within the face of the penalties.
The Tour later disclosed Garcia was the one one in all 17 gamers hit with an authentic £100,000 sanction who had refused to pay. Mail Sport understands he’s but to make that cost.
LIV chief Greg Norman beforehand indicated the Saudi-backed start-up will cowl all authorized prices for its members.
A DP World Tour assertion mentioned: ‘Gamers who’ve resigned their membership won’t be eligible for reinstatement except and till they pay their fines and their suspensions will apply from then onwards.’