The LIV Golf Majesticks team will be a man down the next few months after England's Sam Horsfield has revealed he underwent 'successful surgery' to deal with a 'niggling hip injury' sustained earlier this season.
The Majesticks team, which is led by co-captains Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood, will now use their 'substitute player' in England's Laurie Canter to make up their four-man roster over the coming months until Horsfield is back on his feet.
Canter stepped in for the Majesticks when Horsfield was forced onto the sidelines at Adelaide and Singapore.
LIV Golf stages its sixth of 14 events this season in Tulsa this week.
Horsfield, a three-time winner on the DP World Tour, took to his social media channels to reveal his latest injury setback.
Can’t wait to be back pic.twitter.com/6B5uyAQdNE— Sam Horsfield (@hr59sam) May 10, 2023
Horsfield, who was once mentored by Poulter in his younger days, has chosen to remain a DP World Tour member despite the latest court arbitration hearing ruling in favour of the former European Tour circuit.
"It's a consequence of their own choices," the DP World Tour said in a statement.
Their decisions mean they will never get to play or captain a European Ryder Cup team in the future.
According to a Telegraph report, LIV Golf players who remain DP World Tour members could now face fines "up to £500,000".
It is therefore understood a number of LIV players on the DP World Tour will choose to resign their memberships in order to prevent further penalties.
Garcia is the only one of 17 LIV Golf players to have yet paid his £100,000 fine to the DP World Tour, who are now said to be taking the Spaniard down the legal route.