LIV Golf Rebels Ask DPA World Tour To Revoke Their Sanctions Against Them By 5pm TODAY, As They Threaten Legal Action…
- Sixteen players have threatened legal action on the DP World Tour
- They were each fined £100,000 for taking part in the first Liv Golf event
- Players have asked to revoke fines and suspensions from enemies before 5pm today
- Affected players were also banned from participating in three separate events
- Telegraph report Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are among the 16 players
Sixteen players have threatened legal action against the DP World Tour unless their sanctions for participating in the first LIV Golf event are lifted.
DP World Tour members, including Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, were each fined £100,000 and banned from next week’s Genesis Scottish Open and two other events approved along with the PGA Tour after they entered the World Tour earlier this month. Centurion Club, despite being denied permission.
In an open letter published by The Telegraph, the players are ‘begging’ the DP World Tour to reconsider sanctions, claiming that the strengthened partnership between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour leaves the latter playing ‘second fiddle’ to the US circuit. .
It read: “In Mr Pelley’s last communication he uses the proposition that every action in life has a consequence.
“We agree, and are concerned that the Tour’s actions against us, LIV Golf and golf in general will have adverse effects on the DP World Tour, a tour and organization where, despite our recent interactions, we care a lot.
Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are among 16 golfers who have threatened legal action against the DP World Tour unless their sanctions for participating in the first Liv Golf event are lifted
“The intent of this letter is not to divide us further, but to respond to Tour statements and ask questions for the Tour to answer and for us to discuss in detail.
“Instead of spending our time, energy and financial resources focusing on appeals, injunctions and lawsuits, we would beg you, the administrators of the DP World Tour, to reconsider your recent sentences and sanctions and instead focusing our energies on forging a path forward that is better for DP World Tour members and the game of golf.
For this, we ask you to withdraw your fines and suspensions before 5 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022.
The 16 golfers have asked for the fines and suspensions to be lifted on Friday at 5 p.m.
The DP World Tour has claimed they will comment on Friday (CEO Keith Pelley pictured)
“In addition, we represent more than 5 percent of DP World Tour membership and, pursuant to the bylaws, request that you convene a Tour membership meeting to further discuss these important matters.
“If not, you leave us no choice but to employ the various other means and methods at our disposal to rectify these errors.”
A spokesman for the DP World Tour confirmed to the PA news agency that the letter had been received and said an official response would be released on Friday.