ESPN reported on the 4th (Korean time) that four players from LIV Golf, Sergio Garcia (Spain), Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Richard Bland (above England), have withdrawn from the DP World Tour. did.
According to the media, they decided to leave to avoid paying a fine of 100,000 pounds (approximately 167.36 million won) imposed by the DP World Tour for joining LIV Golf.
The four of them filed a lawsuit last year when the DP World Tour imposed a fine, claiming that it was unfair, but recently the UK Court of Arbitration for Sports sided with the DP World Tour and had no choice but to withdraw to avoid paying the fine.
With their withdrawal from the DP World Tour, the possibility of participating in the Ryder Cup in September is completely gone.
The Ryder Cup, co-hosted by the PGA of America and the DP World Tour, requires members of both sides to participate.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Garcia has a deep relationship with the Ryder Cup, starting in 1999 when he was 19, recording the most wins (25 wins) by a European player and the most points (28.5 points) by a European player in nine Ryder Cups, but now the path to participate in the Ryder Cup is blocked.
Westwood, who won a total of 25 DP World Tour victories and holds the record for the most European Ryder Cup appearances (11), also bid a bitter farewell to the Ryder Cup.
“It’s a sad day,” he told The Telegraph.
Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), Martin Kaymer (Germany), and Bernd Bisberger (Austria), who were fined along with them, are said to have decided to pay the fine and keep their DP World Tour membership.