LIV Golf rebel Ian Poulter will make DP World Tour return at Czech Masters

LIV Golf Invitational Series player Ian Poulter has been named in the field for the forthcoming Czech Masters on DP World Tour.

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Mon, 15 Aug 2022
LIV Golf rebel Ian Poulter will make DP World Tour return at Czech Masters

Ian Poulter, one of the LIV Golf Invitational Series players who has taken legal action against the PGA Tour, is returning to DP World Tour action. 

Poulter, 46, has been named in the field for the forthcoming Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. He previously vowed to continue playing on the former European Tour back July. 

Ryder Cup Europe stalwart Poulter has insisted throughout professional golf's apparent civil war that he believes he has done "nothing wrong". 

The Englishman was one of four players who asked an independent panel to intervene in the suspension imposed by the DP World Tour so he could play the Genesis Scottish Open before the landmark Open at St Andrews. 

Poulter, Adrian Otageui, Justin Harding and Branden Grace forced their way into action at The Renaissance Club after a stay was granted on the proceedings. 

All players who had teed it up in the first two LIV Golf events, at the curtain-raiser at Centurion Club and the second event in Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club were fined £100,000 and prohibited from playing the Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship as well as the Scottish Open. 

Poulter previously explained to the Guardian: "I feel comfortable in the position that I have always committed to the European Tour. This has always been my home tour for 24 years.

"Why should that change? When you have been with a tour for 24 years and never given your card up, played 389 events and been as committed to this tour as anyone – quite a few have given their card up through the years. You don't want to feel like you have been completely pushed out."

The Englishman competed in The Open, where he grew frustrated with LIV Golf chatter and whether or not he was booed. 

Poulter also claimed that there was no animosity between himself and other players since signing up for the controversial series, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. 

Although much like Graeme McDowell, he conceded he has received his fair share of abuse on social media. 

It is not known how much money Poulter's LIV Golf deal is worth. Earlier reports suggested the figure was approximately £22million. Poulter is also one of 11 plaintiffs in LIV Golf's antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. 

Lawyers representing the PGA Tour asked the court to unseal the documents which reveal the LIV players' contracts but this was denied. 

bombshell about their contracts was also apparently revealed, though this has been furiously denied. 

So far, Poulter has amassed $626,000 in prize money from LIV over the first three events in the individual element. In the team aspect, he's also won a further $500,000 as part of the Majestick GC team which comprises of Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson and Sam Horsfield. 

Fellow LIV rebel Laurie Canter is also in the field of the Czech Masters.

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