According to Keith Pelley, CEO at DP World Tour on Tuesday, LIV Golf players who are scheduled to compete in the BMW PGA Championship next month were asked by the DP World Tour to stop wearing LIV logos.
Pelley informed players in a memo that they would not be required to participate in Wednesdays Pro-Am. Out of respect for our broadcasters, our partners and our competitors, we would ask you to reconsider wearing LIV Golf-branded apparel at Wentworth.
ESPN was able to obtain a copy the memo. ESPN received a copy of the memo from two LIV Golf players who intend to compete in the BMW PGA Championship which will be held Sept. 8-11 at Wentworth Club, Surrey, England.
The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 18 the existence of a clause in LIV Golf contracts that requires its players to wear LIV Golf-branded clothing when competing on other circuits.
Nearly 20 LIV Golf players include Abraham Ancer, Kevin Na, Talor Gooch, Patrick Reed, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood Sergio GarciaListed in the field for BMW PGA Championship, which has an 8 million purse, are.
McIlroy, who won the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta last week, said he was not looking forward to seeing LIV Golf members of the PGA Tour.
McIlroy stated that he hates what it does to golf. I hate it. I do. Its going be difficult for me to stomach going up to Wentworth in a few weeks and seeing 18 of them there. It just doesn’t sit right for me.
Jay Monahan, PGA Tour commissioner has suspended LIV Golf tournament participants who did not have conflicting-event releases. Pelley suspended and fined DP World Tour members who signed with LIV Golf for three events it cosanctions with the PGA Tour. However, the punishment was temporarily blocked in England by an arbiter. To address the suspensions of fines, a hearing is scheduled for February.
Fitzpatrick, the U.S. Open winner in July, stated that it would be an awkward setting at Wentworth.
Fitzpatrick said, Its going be odd seeing certain people obviously at Wentworth. Thats going to be a bit strange, and obviously it is a little disappointing. But they won their little thing (arbitration hearing).