According to The Times, a LIV Golf player is appealing his £100,000 punishment and suspension from the DP World Tour, and expects to push his case “as far as necessary” after seeking legal counsel.
Ian Poulter, the only player to publicly announce that he intends to appeal his suspension from the PGA Tour, stated during the inaugural tournament of the Saudi-backed series at Centurion Club that he thought he had done “nothing wrong.”
It is unknown whether Poulter is the player who intends to appeal his fine from the former European Tour circuit.
More LIV Golf players are expected to quit from the DP World Tour in the following weeks, according to the article.
Pelley stated last Friday that members who competed in the first tournament in London had been fined £100,000 and suspended from the three events co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour.
The Barracuda Championship, Barbasol Championship, and Genesis Scottish Open are among the events.
Pelley noted that many former European Tour players felt betrayed by the LIV Golf players.
“Every action anyone takes in life comes with a consequence and it is no different in professional sport, especially if a person chooses to break the rules,” he said.
“That is what has occurred here with several of our members.”
As many as ten of the 17 players banned by the PGA Tour following their appearance at the UK opening event resigned from the established American circuit.
Among them were former World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Graeme McDowell.
McDowell said he was resigning from the PGA Tour because he didn’t want the headache that would be caused by litigation. He also said he was “taking the moral high ground”.
Big names Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are set to make their debuts. They are joined by Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Matthew Wolff and Pat Perez.
Richie Ramsay after Scottish Open banned LIV Golf players
The Scottish Open is also one of those that have decided to react in the same way and ban those who will play at LIV Golf. This is news that has delighted some golfers, such as Scotsman Richie Ramsay. This will be an opportunity for some players to show their quality.
“It’s a huge bonus for me and for the guys around me,” said Scotsman Richie Ramsay. “Guys who are in the middle of the 70s [on the rankings] and didn’t look like getting in it before, now have a chance. You want to be there. For me to win it would be life changing”.
This is going to change a lot of things in the world of golf, and the question is what will happen in the end. Everyone could have equally big problems, but a solution will have to be found!