The DP World Tour, a professional golfing organisation formerly known as the European Tour was recently embroiled in a legal battle with LIV Golf regarding the controversial issue of competing events without permission. The tour won the legal battle last month and gained the right to fine or suspend LIV Golf players for participating in these events. The case was overseen by a sports arbitrator panel in the UK.
A conflict led to a fine of PS100,000.000 for each player, including Sergio Garcia a Spanish professional and European Ryder Cup points record scorer. The fine was imposed by an independent panel in July 2022, and confirmed last month. While most players paid their fines, Sergio Garcia has not paid his and has shown no indication of doing so.
The DP World Tour has reacted by warning Garcia that if he continues disobeying the panel’s decisions, it will “take appropriate action” against Garcia. Garcia has not responded to the Tour statement and his future with the organization is uncertain. The Tour has announced it will introduce further sanctions against players who have violated regulations. This could signal a crackdown in future conflicts.
LIV Golf DP World Tour targets Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia is in a difficult situation with the DP World Tour. He holds the European Ryder Cup points record. Garcia, despite his impressive achievements, is now subject to the “appropriate actions” by the tour after failing to pay a hefty PS100,000.00 fine imposed on him by the sports arbitrage panel for participating in the LIV Golf tournament without authorization.
says that Wion has revealed nothing about the Spanish golfer. is known for his outstanding performances. DP World Tour has warned players that disregarding their tournament regulations can lead to disciplinary action.
The Tour took a stringent action to exclude Garcia, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood from the Ryder Cup, after they resigned their DP World Tour memberships.