Twenty-six European Tour players who competed in the rebel LIV Series without permission were on Thursday handed fines of up to $AUD186,000, officials said.
The minimum fine was $22,000 while bans of up to eight events were also handed out.
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The sanctions come in the wake of an arbitration hearing which ruled that players had committed “serious breaches” of the DP World Tour (European Tour) code of behaviour.
“In total, 26 players were today informed individually of the sanctions applicable to them based on the specific conflicting tournaments they each played in, as a DP World Tour member, without being granted a release,” said a DP World Tour statement.
“These sanctions include fines and, where appropriate, tournament suspensions.”