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PGA Tour’s firm stand

Commissioner Jay Monahan says suspended players are no longer eligible to compete in all events

Reuters Published 10.06.22, 03:16 AM
Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson File Photo

The PGA Tour on Thursday suspended Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and 15 others participating in the inaugural LIV Golf event, a move the rival series called “vindictive” and “troubling.”

A two-page memo issued by PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the suspended players are no longer eligible to compete in all PGA Tour events, the Presidents Cup and all tours sanctioned by the PGA Tour, including the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamerica.


“The same fate holds true for any other players who participate in future Saudi Golf League events in violation of our Regulations,”the memo said.

The 48-player LIV Golf event that began on Thursday conflicts with the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open.

In addition to Mickelson and Johnson, the other players suspended are Sergio Garcia, Talor Gooch, Branden Grace, Matt Jones, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na, Andy Ogletree, Louis Oosthuizen, Turk Pettit, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Hudson Swafford, Peter Uihlein and Lee Westwood.


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