PGA Tour Confirms Further LIV Golf Suspensions

The Tour has confirmed that LIV Golf's latest big name signings are suspended

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The PGA Tour has confirmed that all of LIV Golf's new signings prior to the second Portland event have been suspended.

Abraham Ancer, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and Matthew Wolff are now all suspended and therefore ineligible for the Ryder Cup as well as the Presidents Cup and FedEx Cup rankings.

The Tour sent out the confirmation in a memo to players according to the Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard.

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It remains to be seen how the players respond after a letter obtained by The Telegraph showed how 16 DP World Tour players were threatening legal action if their Scottish Open bans and £100,000 fines were not rescinded.

Bryson DeChambeau may be one to appeal the suspension after he revealed that he still wants to play on the PGA Tour. "I have not resigned my PGA Tour membership. I want to play the PGA Tour," he said at this week's LIV Golf Portland Invitational. "It's not my decision for me if I can or can't play but I would love to continue to play and I would say give myself more opportunities to play, but as of right now, the current structure I believe as time goes on - we'll see how it plays out."

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One player who most likely won't appeal the suspension is Patrick Reed, who showed up in Portland wearing LIV Golf logos and revealed that he has resigned his membership from the PGA Tour.

"At the end of the day, I felt like when my family and I sat down and we just weighed all of our options, we felt like joining LIV Golf, especially with talking to some of the guys that played in London, that this was definitely the right decision," he said. "The right decision for us mainly mentally and physically just the quality of life, being able to spend more time with the kids because that's been the hardest thing.

Reed as well as Pat Perez were critical of the PGA Tour this week. Reed said that the PGA Tour should "listen to the players for once," with Perez adding that "we don't have a say in anything."

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x