PGA Tour Says Saudi-Paid Players No Longer Eligible for Tour

Still to be determined is whether those players are ever welcome back.

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Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Phil Mickelson of the United States greet each other on the first tee during the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and other PGA Tour members who teed off in the Saudi-funded golf league Thursday are no longer eligible for PGA Tour events under penalties Commissioner Jay Monahan shared soon after the first tee shot was struck. Still to be determined is whether those players are ever welcome back. The ban includes participation in the Presidents Cup, which for the International team is determined by the world ranking. The USGA already has…

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