DP World Tour wins landmark arbitration case against LIV Golf rebels

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  • Westwood and Poulter may never feature on Tour again
  • Twelve players had contested imposition of sanctions

The DP World Tour was correct to impose sanctions on members who appeared on the rebel LIV circuit without permission, an arbitration panel has determined, in what marks a public embarrassment to the golfers who challenged the penalty. It is now likely players such as Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter will never feature on the DP World Tour again.

Westwood, Poulter and 10 others contested the imposition of a £100,000 fine and two-week suspension after they played in LIV’s first tournament, at the Centurion Club last year, without a release from the DP World Tour. These were stayed pending the outcome of a case which was heard over five days in London in February. The Tour had argued players were in breach of membership regulations with the players insisting they were entitled to perform on a different platform.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Augusta National
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/04/dp-world-tour-wins-landmark-arbitration-case-against-liv-golf-rebels under the title “DP World Tour wins landmark arbitration case against LIV Golf rebels”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.