Sports Resolutions , an independent panel based in the United Kingdom, ruled last month in favor of DP World Tour, allowing it to fine or suspend players that competed at LIV Golf tournaments without permission.
The tour announced on Thursday that 16 out of 17 players had paid the PS100,000.00 fines “imposed for serious violations of the Tour’s Conflicting Tournament Regulation in June last year.” Players were sanctioned after they teed it up at the inaugural LIV Golf tournament in London without an exemption from the Tour for conflicting events.
According to the Tour, the following 16 golfers have paid up: Richard Bland (tour leader), Laurie Canter (tour leader), Branded Grace, Justin Harding, Sam Horsfield, Martin Kaymer, Pablo Larrazabal, Graeme McDowell, Shaun Norris, Wade Ormsby, Adrian Otaegui, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, and Bernd
The outlier? Sergio Garcia , along with Bland, Poulter, and Westwood, resigned as a member of the DP World Tour, on Wednesday.
“Sergio Garcia is not paying his PS100,000. He has also not indicated that he will. “We will take appropriate action in the event that he does not respect the Sport Resolutions Panel’s decision”, read the statement. Next week, details of additional sanctions will be revealed for players who violated the Conflicting Tournament Regulation and played in subsequent conflicts without a release.