Liv Golf Players under  PGA Tour contract suspended for participation

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The PGA Tour has suspended the 17 players competing in the first LIV Golf International Series event

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Some  of those excluded from events on tour include the six-time Major  champion Phil Mickelson, two-time major champion Dustin Johnson and  longtime Ryder Cup players Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.

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PGA  Tour commissioner Jay Monahan issued a letter to the members of the  tour that all players participating in the future LIV Golf tournaments  will be subject to the same penalty.

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P  Mickelson, who was a PGA Tour player, stated "Any PGA Tour matters, I'm  not going to discuss it publicly at this time." After a pause of 10 seconds.

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LIV  Golf, in a statement it declared the PGA Tour's punishment "vindictive"  and said it "deepens the divide between the Tour and its members."

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The  very first LIV Golf tournament in the United States is scheduled for  June 30-July 2 , at Pumpkin Ridge located in Portland, Oregon.

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The winner receives the prize of $4 million. The finalist gets $120,000. A team championship that runs through the season on Oct. 27-30, at Trump National Doral in Miami is worth $50 million prize.

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The LIV Golf series features 54-hole events, shotgun starting without cuts and teams in a format. The seven regular-season eventswhich include stops in Bedminster, New Jersey; Boston and Chicago. Chicago

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