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Every Player Suspended by the PGA Tour for Joining LIV Golf

Last Updated: January 18, 2023
From Phil Mickelson to Sergio Garcia to Dustin Johnson and beyond, check out the full list of golfers handed PGA Tour suspensions for committing to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.

Well, it’s here! The LIV Golf Invitational Series, the breakaway golf competition backed by the largesse of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign Public Investment Fund, teed off for the very first time this week. The Centurion Club in Hemel Hempstead just two dozen miles northwest of London plays host to the proceedings — and the PGA Tour isn’t happy about it.

In fact, the PGA Tour took the dramatic but utterly expected step Thursday of suspending 17 LIV Golf participants from future events, a list of names that includes Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, and Dustin Johnson.

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As PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced in an official memo:

“These players have made their choice for their own financial-based reasons. But they can’t demand the same PGA Tour membership benefits, considerations, opportunities, and platform as you. That expectation disrespects you, our fans, and our partners. You have made a different choice, which is to abide by the Tournament Regulations you agreed to when you accomplished the dream of earning a PGA Tour card and — more importantly — to compete as part of the preeminent organization in the world of professional golf.”

So, who are the golfers who have been handed PGA Tour suspensions as part of the ongoing LIV Golf fallout? Check out the full list below.

Golfers Given PGA Tour Suspensions for Joining the LIV Golf

Golfers who had not yet resigned PGA Tour membership

Talor Gooch
Matt Jones
Phil Mickelson
Andy Ogletree
Ian Poulter
Hudson Swafford
Peter Uihlein

Golfers who had previously resigned PGA Tour membership

Sergio Garcia
Branden Grace
Dustin Johnson
Martin Kaymer
Graeme McDowell
Kevin Na

Louis Oosthuizen
Turk Pettit
Charl Schwartzel
Lee Westwood

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of the players competing at LIV Golf’s inaugural event this week in England.

LIV Golf Tour Events

June 9-11: Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, UK

June 30-July 2: Pumpkin Ridge, Portland, Oregon

July 29-31: Trump National, Bedminster, New Jersey

Sept. 2-4: The International, Stoneham, Massachusetts

Sept. 16-18: Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Oct. 7-9: Stonehill, Bangkok, Thailand

Oct. 14-16: Royal Greens, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Oct. 27-30 (Team Championship): Trump National, Doral, Florida

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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.
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