Former LIV Golf player pledges support to DP World Tour after $360,000 payday

DP World Tour pro Pablo Larrazabal, who played in the first LIV Golf event at Centurion, has taken to Instagram to clarify his future.

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Thu, 1 Sep 2022
Former LIV Golf player pledges support to DP World Tour after $360,000 payday

DP World Tour pro Pablo Larrazabal, who played in the first LIV Golf event at Centurion Club, appears to have no plans to play the series anymore. 

The 39-year-old Spanish pro was one of several DP World Tour members including the likes of Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell who were fined £100,000 and banned from three tournaments for playing the curtain raising LIV event just outside of London. 

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Larrazabal has not played in the three LIV events since. They were held at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon in late June, where Branden Grace won $4m and Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey where former Ryder Cup Europe captain Henrik Stenson (who was apparently broke) was victorious on his debut. 

The Spaniard picked up $360,000 for finishing T-13 alongside Ryosuke Kinoshita in the 48-man field at Centurion Club. 

He was part of the Cleeks GC side, captained by Martin Kaymer. His other team mates were JC Ritchie and Ian Snyman. 

Larrazabal, who has won seven times on the DP World Tour, is making his European return at Made in Himmerland in Denmark. 

He took to his Instagram to clarify his future:

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Made in Himmerland takes place one week before the DP World Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. 

There is set to be a heavy LIV Golf presence in Berkshire. As many as 19 LIV players are pegging it up. 

Rory McIlroy, after winning the FedEx Cup at East Lake, suggested that it would be "hard to stomach" seeing the LIV players in the field. 

Keith Pelley, the DP World Tour chief executive, has already written a memo to the LIV players, dubbed "the naughty 19" outlining that they will not be required to take part in the Pro-Am nor will they be involved in the featured televised groups. 

Pelley has also reportedly asked the so-called rebels not to wear LIV Golf apparel, something that per the terms of their contracts they reportedly cannot do. 

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