Consequences from the decision to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series are swiftly being felt for the PGA Tour’s defectors, led by former world No.1 Dustin Johnson.
The Royal Bank of Canada ended its sponsorship of golfers Johnson and Graeme McDowell on Wednesday after they were included in the field for the first event in England on June 9.
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour has doubled down on its stance to bar its members from playing in the event, reiterating that they will be up for disciplinary action.
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The opening 54-hole tournament starts the same day that the RBC Canadian Open begins in Toronto.
A day after the RBC Open issued a statement saying officials were “extremely disappointed” Johnson had made the decision to play the LIV circuit, RBC itself confirmed it had…