DP World Tour winner reveals why he's NOT renewing his contract with them

Four-time DP World Tour winner "clears up" why he's not renewed his contract as a DP World Tour Board Member. 

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Thu, 16 Mar 2023
DP World Tour winner reveals why he's NOT renewing his contract with them

Paul McGinley has taken to Twitter to reveal the reasons why he has not renewed his contract as a DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) Board Member in 2023. 

McGinley, a four-time European Tour winner and victorious Ryder Cup captain at Gleneagles in 2014, joined the Board of the European Tour as Non-Executive Director back in 2016. 

The Irishman brought a wealth of experience to the European Tour having been a professional on the circuit since 1992.

He was also a highly respected figure of the European Tour Tournament Committee since 2003. 

But McGinley, now 56, spends the majority of his golf career in the media working for Golf Channel and Sky Sports Golf. 

He took to Twitter today to explain the reasons for stepping down, but made it clear he has "full faith" in DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley and his team moving forwards into the future. 

McGinley tweeted: 

"Clearing things up as many seem to want to read more into it - I did not renew my contract as a DPWT Board member for 2 reasons;
"1. Personal circumstances and 2. As transparency is so important to me I did not like being accused of being in conflict with my media roles.
"I stand by all the big decisions made over the last few years and have full faith in KP, his team and the Board going forward to continue making logical decisions that best position the DPWT for the challenges ahead."

McGinley also took to Twitter this week to hit out at the "impulsive comments" of some of the world's best PGA Tour and LIV Golf pros following the USGA and R&A's latest proposals to rollback the golf ball

A decision will soon be reached following the controversial LIV Golf vs DP World Tour five-day court hearing that took place last month. 

Here's everything you need to know there.  

When a decision is eventually made public, which should be in the coming weeks, it will determine whether or not LIV Golf players who continue to hold DP World Tour cards will be allowed to compete on the circuit. 

It will also determine whether they can still compete for the European Ryder Cup side in Italy this September. 

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