DP World Tour threaten action against Sergio Garcia after he fails to pay fine

Ronan MacNamara

Sergio Garcia (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The DP World Tour have said threatened to take ‘appropriate action’ against Sergio Garcia after the Spaniard was the only one of 17 LIV golfers who failed to pay the £100,000 fine for breaking tour regulations.

Graeme McDowell was among the LIV golfers who participated in the inaugural event in London in June and he and his fellow players have had to fork out three figure fines for serious breaches of the Tour’s Conflicting Tournament Regulation having appeared in the tournament without seeking a release from DP World Tour boss Keith Pelley.

The £100,000 sanctions were originally imposed in July of last year and were upheld by an independent panel last month .


According to a DP World Tour statement, Garcia “has not paid his £100,000 fine, nor has he given any indication that he intends to. We will therefore take appropriate action if he continues not to respect the Sport Resolutions panel’s decision.

“As confirmed yesterday, Garcia announced his resignation from the DP World Tour alongside Richard Bland, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

“Details of further sanctions for players who breached the Conflicting Tournament Regulation by playing in subsequent conflicting events without a release, will be announced next week.”

The 16 players to have paid their fines are: Richard Bland, Laurie Canter, Branden Grace, Justin Harding, Sam Horsfield, Martin Kaymer, Pablo Larrazabal, Graeme McDowell, Shaun Norris, Wade Ormsby, Adrian Otaegui, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger.


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