The PGA had added seven more players to their list of golfers who have been suspended for their association with the Saudi-back LIV Golf Tour.
In a memo sent on Thursday, Jay Monahan, PGA Tour commissioner, announced that the players who teed off at the LIV event in Portland, Oregon. There are now a total of 17 players who are suspended from the PGA for participating in the Saudi-backed tours first event last month.
“As our regulations clearly state, there are no conflicting event/media releases available for events that take place in North America, the memo read.
As a result, these players did not receive the necessary conflicting event and media rights releases and their participation in the Saudi Golf League/LIV event is in violation of our tournament regulations.
The list now includes Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Matthew Wolff, Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, and Pat Perez. The memo also announced that Patrick Reed has resigned from his PGA Tour membership.
Reed claimed that he resigned from the PGA Tour because he had been asked to play too much in the PGA.
Many other players who have chosen to resign from the PGA have also cited the better player schedules of the LIV.