PGA TOUR suspends all current, future LIV Golf participants

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The PGA TOUR has suspended all players taking part in current and future LIV Golf events, commissioner Jay Monahan announced Thursday.

Monahan states that players who left for LIV Golf did not receive the necessary conflicting event and media rights releases, and their participation in the rival tour is a violation of the PGA TOUR's tournament regulations.

Additionally, players who have resigned will be removed from the FedExCup points list and won't be able to play in PGA TOUR tournaments as non-members via sponsor exemption.

In addition to PGA TOUR tournaments, suspended players are also not allowed to compete in the Presidents Cup this September at Quail Hollow.

"These players have made their choice for their own financial-based reasons," Monahan wrote. "But they can't demand the same PGA TOUR membership benefits, considerations, opportunities, and platforms."

LIV Golf responded to Monahan's statement.

"This certainly is not the last word on this topic," the statement reads. "The era of free agency is beginning as we are proud to have a full field of players joining us in London and beyond."

Several players have already resigned from the PGA TOUR, including Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Louis Oosthuizen.

Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, and Talor Gooch are among the notables who have yet to resign their membership.

The inaugural LIV Golf event teed off Thursday at Centurion Club in London.

It's still to be determined whether the PGA TOUR will welcome LIV Golf participants back.

The USGA announced Tuesday that LIV golfers can still compete in next week's U.S. Open. The PGA TOUR does not run the majors.

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