The PGA Tour gamers who had been suspended indefinitely by the PGA Tour have had their memberships revoked for the 2022-23 season, which begins in two weeks.
The letters had been despatched to gamers akin to Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Pat Perez and all different PGA Tour gamers who had not resigned their membership when first enjoying the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence tournaments. A duplicate of the letter was obtained by Sports activities Illustrated.
Mickelson has stated beforehand that he believed his lifetime membership, on account of having gained a minimal of 20 tournaments, was earned and that he should not have needed to relinquish it.
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“The phrases of your contractual commitments to LIV Golf prohibit you from satisfying the fabric obligations set forth within the rules and clarify that you don’t have any intention to, and certainly can not adjust to these necessities of membership within the PGA Tour,’’ stated the letter written by Kirsten Burgess, the Tour’s vp, competitors administration.
“The Tour can not enter right into a membership settlement with a participant when, as right here, it moderately anticipates the participant won’t carry out the fabric obligations below that settlement. Accordingly, your PGA Tour membership can not and won’t be renewed for the 2022-2023 PGA TOUR season.’’
Mickelson and DeChambeau are a part of an antitrust lawsuit filed in opposition to the PGA Tour and joined final week by LIV Golf, which challenges the suspensions. As a part of the lawsuit, it was realized that gamers who’ve been indefinitely suspended and performed in LIV Golf occasions have seen these suspensions stretch into 2024.