DP World Tour issues further fines and sanctions to LIV players

The DP World Tour has issued a new set of sanctions for players who breached the tour’s Conflicting Tournament Regulation by competing in LIV Golf and Asian Tour events without releases to do so.

The events took place between June 2022 and April 2023 – the day before the independent panel appointed by Sport Resolutions released its decision in relation to players competing without releases in the first two LIV events.

A tour statement said: “In total, 26 players have been informed individually of the sanctions applicable to them based on the specific conflicting tournaments they each played in, as a DP World Tour member, without being granted a release.

“These sanctions include fines and, where appropriate, tournament suspensions. The sanctions imposed were determined on a case-by-case basis; acknowledging differences between the events in terms of the impact on the DP World Tour’s broadcast partners, sponsors and stakeholders.

“Where fines were issued to players, they ranged from £12,500 to £100,000 for each individual breach of the Conflicting Tournament Regulation.

“The total cumulative suspension imposed on any single player for breaches in the period June 22, 2022, to April 2, 2023 is a maximum of eight DP World Tour tournaments, comprising a combination of one- or two-week suspensions.

“The suspensions imposed relate to regular season DP World Tour events (i.e. excluding major championships) and will run consecutively, effective from the Porsche European Open from June 1-4, 2023 – the first tournament chronologically on the DP World Tour schedule whose entry list remains open as of today.

“Players who have resigned their membership will not be eligible for reinstatement unless and until they pay their fines and their suspensions will apply from then onwards.”

The tour’s statement concluded by noting further sanctions for events which occurred after April 2, 2023 will be considered in due course.