Evidence confirm that Ex-LIV Golf star is banned by PGA Tour despite quitting Saudi-backed league

Evidence confirm that Ex-LIV Golf star is banned by PGA Tour despite quitting Saudi-backed league

Bernd Wiesberger left LIV Golf earlier this year, and despite never being a member of the PGA Tour, the former Ryder Cup star is banned from competing in two Tour events

Bernd Wiesberger has revealed that he is banned from competing in two PGA Tour events later this year due to his past LIV Golf loyalties, despite never being a member of the American-based circuit.

Having played in the opening two seasons of the LIV setup, Wiesberger opted to leave the breakaway league and return to the DP World Tour for 2024. The former Ryder Cup star saw his DP World Tour fines settled, and served a suspension before returning at the Dubai Desert Classic in January.

Since then he has played in a further eight events on the European-based circuit, and would have had hopes of playing on American soil later this year with the ISCO Championship and Barracuda Championship included on the DP World Tour schedule.

The two events are officially sanctioned by the PGA Tour, and despite also including their European partners, Wiesberger has been informed that he is unable to compete in both tournaments later this summer, having previously competed on the Saudi-backed circuit.

Revealing the ban on social media, he tweeted: “Same here. Just received a letter by the pgat banning me from playing the isco and barracuda. Never been a member either. Who knows what’s going on over there…” Wiesberger was responding to comments from his former LIV colleague Henrik Stenson.

In an interview with Mirror Sport, Stenson discussed the Champions Tour’s decision to not offer starts to U.S. Senior PGA champion Richard Bland, who is also a member of the Saudi-backed series. He said: “Richard Bland won the Senior PGA a week ago he found on social media that ‘well you aren’t going to get any starts on the Champions Tour because you play LIV’.

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