Former Ryder Cupper reinstated by DP World Tour after two years with LIV Golf

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger has been reinstated by the DP World Tour after playing two full seasons in the LIV Golf League with the Cleeks GC.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2023
Former Ryder Cupper reinstated by DP World Tour after two years with LIV Golf

Former Ryder Cupper Bernd Wiesberger has become the first LIV Golf player to be granted permission to return to the DP World Tour. 

The European-based circuit confirmed the news in a release dated 23 November. 

Wiesberger has played in every LIV event so far and was part of the Cleeks GC, captained by German Martin Kaymer

He has struggled for form across the 2023 LIV Golf League, posting his best finish in Jeddah with a T-11. 

The golfer was out of contract having finished 41st in the individual standings, earning $2,462,917 in prize money. 

Unlike some European golf icons like Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia, he never resigned his membership and has paid all of his fines for paying in conflicting events.  

"Looking forward to be back," the Austrian posted on X after the news was confirmed. 

The 38-year-old played in his first Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in 2021 and endured a miserable time, going 0-3-0 as Padraig Harrington's side were battered 19-9. 

A statement from the Tour read: "Austrian Bernd Wiesberger's application for membership for the 2024 season has been accepted by the DP World Tour.
 
"Wiesberger's membership ceased, and he was removed from the Race to Dubai, after he failed to comply with the Tour's minimum counting event regulation for the 2023 season, having played in only two counting tournaments – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
 
"He subsequently expressed his desire to play a full DP World Tour schedule in 2024 and has fulfilled all sanctions – both financial and tournament suspensions - that were imposed upon him for breaches of the Tour's conflicting event regulation across 2022 and 2023.
 
"Consequently, his request for reinstatement has been granted by DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley, in accordance with the procedure set out in the Members' Regulations.
 
"Wiesberger will be exempt in Category 11 for the 2024 season."

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