PGA Tour will ALLOW its players to compete in LIV Golf promotion event

PGA Tour makes shocking decision to ALLOW its players to compete in LIV Golf promotion event next month… despite previously banning rebels for defecting to the breakaway

  • Players previously faced a one-year PGA ban if they participated in LIV events
  • But the PGA will allow its players to go to LIV promotion event in the UAE
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The PGA Tour has surprisingly determined that its players can partake in a LIV Golf promotion event next month.

Previously, PGA players faced a one-year ban if they participated in LIV events, which were considered ‘unauthorized.’

However, Tour players will not be punished if they compete in the LIV Golf promotion event, as the PGA has said in a statement that the event at Abu Dhabi Golf Club will be considered a ‘qualifying event only.’

‘Based on the information publicly available regarding the LIV Golf Promotion event, it is determined to be a qualifying event only and not a part of an unauthorized series,’ the Tour said.

Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, is seen at the Tour championship in August

Charles Howell III (left), Bryson DeChambeau, Anirban Lahiri and Paul Casey of Crushers GC celebrate with the trophy after the finals of the LIV Team Championship

‘Therefore, the LIV Golf Promotion event is not categorized as an ‘unauthorized tournament.’ This classification is subject to change should the details of the event change.’

The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated.

The top three finishers in the promotion event will be awarded a spot in the LIV tour for next year.

It will take place across Dec 8-10, with a $1.5million purse.

Earlier this week, it was reported by Alan Shipnuck that the proposed merger between the PGA and LIV was falling apart.

Captain Bryson DeChambeau of Crushers GC, Captain Dustin Johnson of 4Aces GC and Captain Bubba Watson of the RangeGoats GC are interviewed

The sport’s two warring sides had called a truce in June. Pictured is LIV CEO Greg Norman 

The agreement would essentially see the PGA Tour, Europe’s DP World Tour and LIV Golf come under one umbrella in a new for-profit company called ‘PGA Tour Enterprises’ in which the PIF would be a minority investor.

Byt Shipnuck claimed that New York-based private equity firm Fenway Partners has submitted a bid that could usurp the PIF’s.

 The Tour is said to be committed to a new business model but not necessarily with PIF, according to Shipnuck. 

He added that the framework agreement was aspirational rather than ‘binding’.

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