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DP World Tour CEO Pelley fires back at LIV golfers

DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley "has hit back at the 16 players who have threatened the DP World Tour with legal action unless their sanctions for competing in the first LIV Golf event are rescinded," according to Phil Casey of the PA. In a "strongly-worded, 550-word response to the letter which 'implored' the Tour to reconsider the penalties" before Friday, Pelley criticizes the "claim from the players that they 'care deeply' about the Tour, citing how many times they have played in Rolex Series events in recent years." He also says that one player "gave a signed commitment to play in this week’s Horizon Irish Open, but is instead contesting the second LIV Golf event in Portland." Pelley declined to comment in detail on the threat of legal action, but said he feels the sanctions handed out are “proportionate, fair and, I believe, considered necessary by the majority of our members" (PA, 7/1).

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