The DP World Tour confirmed that players who joined LIV will have to pay fines and banned from future tournaments, including the Scottish Open in July.
Players who took part in the first LIV Golf event will each have to pay a fine of £100,000. They will also be banned from the following tournaments: the Barbasol Championship, the Barracuda Championship, and the Genesis Scottish Open.
The Scottish Open is one of the most profitable events on the DP World Tour. Many players use it as practice for The Open.
The PGA Tour kicked out 17 of its members because they took part in the first LIV Golf tournament. The DP World Tour has also reminded players that participating in a future conflicting competition or tournaments without the required release could lead to harsh punishments.
Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, and Graeme McDowell are the most well-known DP World players who will have to pay these first fines.
All of them are likely to lose their sponsors because of this.
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the DP World Tour, said: “Every action anyone takes in life comes with a consequence. It is no different in professional sports. Especially if a person chooses to break the rules. That is what has occurred here with several of our members.
“Many members I have spoken to in recent weeks expressed the view. Those who have chosen this route have not only disrespected them and our Tour, but also the meritocratic ecosystem of professional golf that has been the bedrock of our game for the past half a century and which will also be the foundation upon which we build the next 50 years.
“Their actions are not fair to the majority of our membership and undermine the Tour. This is why we are taking the action we have announced today.”