Tour pro Scott Hend has hit out at the DP World Tour after a memo was sent to players advising them they will need a release to compete in the LIV Golf Promotions event.
That decision will rest with DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley, and the deadline for a release was November 8.
A memo obtained by The Times of London confirmed members of the European-based circuit have 24 hours to apply for permission.
LIV Golf's promotions event will be held over 8-10 December, awarding three places into the Saudi-bankrolled 2024 LIV Golf League.
The schedule for the rival league's third campaign has not been released but on 8 November details were confirmed over the breakaway's transfer market and free agency.
Hend, 50, has competed on multiple Tours around the world during his career, one of which has been the European Tour where he won three times.
The Australian believes the latest revelation from the DP World Tour is "astonishing".
Hend admits golf fans haven't a clue about all the "shenanigans" currently going on at the DP World Tour.
He also disclosed how he knows plenty of fellow Tour pros who have "minimal" DP World Tour status "being fined" for playing on the International Series, which is currently backed by LIV Golf over on the Asian Tour.
Hend responded to a tweet that was sent out by popular account, Flushing It.
Flushing It tweeted:
Hend then replied:
He then responded to a golf fan who took aim at his tweet:
LOL.... except your trying to convince a Guy who has Played "Multiple" Tours for years..... I think I know a thing or 7 about the shenanigans that the Tour gets up to.... You fulfill your commitments do as they ask and then they take a on you when you lose your status.....— Scott Hend (@hendygolf) November 9, 2023
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