Ian Poulter to appeal PGA Tour ban of LIV Golf players as civil war continues to erupt

Ian Poulter alongside a host of other golf stars have been suspended from the PGA Tour, after appearing in this week’s inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series event.

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PGA Tour suspends players participating in LIV Golf Series

Ian Poulter is set to appeal his suspension from the PGA Tour after appearing at this week’s LIV Golf Invitational Series event in St Albans. Poulter is one of many stars to join the controversial circuit and is playing at the Centurion Club this week.

Minutes after the inaugural event kicked off on Thursday, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan revealed that everyone competing on the Rebel Tour was in fact suspended. In a statement, the Tour boss said: “Their participation in the Saudi Golf League / LIV Golf event is in violation of our tournament regulations.

“The same fate [suspension] applies to all other players who participate in future Saudi Golf League events in violation of our regulations. »

Following the sanction, Poulter revealed he would appeal the decision, describing the ban as making “no sense”. During a competition in Hertfordshire, he said: “I will appeal for sure. It does not mean anything.

“Having two Tour cards and the ability to play golf all over the world, what’s wrong with that? I didn’t quit because I don’t feel like I’ve done what let it be wrong. I’ve played all over the world for 25 years. It’s no different…it’s a power struggle and it’s just disappointing.”

Poulter is stepping out at the Centurion Club this week.


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Poulter and his fellow rebels on the Saudi Tour received support from LIV Golf, who immediately fought back on the US tour. The statement said: “Today’s announcement by the PGA Tour is vindictive and deepens the rift between the Tour and its members.

“It is troubling that the Tour, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for golfers to play, is the entity that keeps golfers from playing. It is certainly not the last word on this subject. free agency begins as we are proud to have a full group of players joining us in London and beyond.”

Poulter is joined by fellow Europeans Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia on the suspensions, as well as American stars Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, the latter already shocking the golfing world by announcing his resignation from the PGA Tour earlier in the week.

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Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson have joined the LIV series.


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The suspension is also expected to impact one of the game’s biggest names in Bryson DeChambeau, after the American was confirmed as LIV Golf’s latest signing on Friday. Confirming the DeChambeau acquisition, CEO Norman said, “Bryson DeChambeau is an exciting addition to LIV Golf’s supercharged style of play. He is passionate about sport, innovative in his approach and committed to pushing the boundaries in the pursuit of excellence.

“He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission to do things differently to grow our game.” The power and energy he brings to the course will provide additional power to our competition in Portland and beyond.

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Michael C. Ford