McDowell and fellow LIV Golfers facing €1million fines

Ronan MacNamara

Graeme McDowell (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/LIV Golf/Getty Images)

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Graeme McDowell is one of a host of LIV golfers that could be facing a fine of over €1 million.

McDowell, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter could all be forced to fork out over €1.1million each after the Daily Mail reported that the DP World Tour is exploring the possibility of fining the former Ryder Cup stars for breach of their conflicting events regulation.

Having had their right to fine members £100,000 for playing in the inaugural LIV tournament last June upheld by a three-man sports arbitration panel, the DP World Tour can now start imposing fines of up to seven figures with 12 LIV events having been completed since the opening event in London last June.


McDowell, Garcia, Westwood and Poulter have played all twelve events on the breakaway tour although LIV CEO Greg Norman has already pledged to reimburse any players who are fined.

“It’s not a threat, we anticipated it. All the players I’ve told: ‘We’ve got your back’. We’ll defend, we’ll reimburse, and we’ll represent – simple as that.”

McDowell, Westwood, Garcia and Poulter are all in the field for this week’s LIV Golf event in Singapore.

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