New York: The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series has acquired another player from the PGA Tour, as Paul Casey, ranked No. 27 in the world, will make his debut with the new league July 29 at the league’s third event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
Casey will join the team Crushers GC, captained by Bryson DeChambeau.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Ian Poulter, South Africa’s Justin Harding and Spain’s Adrian Otaegui will be able to play in the July 7-10 Scottish Open after their bans were lifted pending the result of appeals, Europe’s DP World Tour said on Monday.
The Tour had previously banned members who took part in the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series inaugural event in June from three upcoming tournaments and also fined them 100,000 pounds ($121,000) each.
Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), LIV Golf held the inaugural event in London, which was won by South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, who pocketed the $4 million prize - the biggest pay check in golf history.
Poulter’s management company had appealed to Sport Resolutions, an internationally-recognised independent body set up to try to avoid disputes getting dragged through the courts.