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Twelve-time European Tour winner Ian Poulter and two other players Sanctioned by DP World Tour Will compete at the Scottish Open this week after winning his appeal in British Court on Monday.
Poulter, Adrian Otegui and Justin Harding were among the 16 players DP to challenge World Tour ban There was no release from their tour from the Scottish Open after participating in LIV Golf’s invitational series in London last month, but all three players won a temporary stay on Monday from a judge appointed by the Sports Resolution (UK).
“I had no other choice, did I? I had to appeal, when I think it’s a little unjust, I’m not going to sit back,” Poulter said in JP McManus Pro-Am, via golf channel, “It was the right thing to do.”
last month, european tour Announced fines of approximately $120,000 for players participating in the first LIV golf tournament in London and a ban on the Scottish Open, the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship – all events co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour.
Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia were among the few players who participated without release and later wrote a letter threatening legal action if the tour was not cancelled.
“All I will say is that we are disappointed with the outcome of today’s hearing, but will abide by the decision,” European Tour CEO Keith Pele said in a statement after Monday’s decision. “It is important to remember, however, that this is only a moratorium on the sanctions imposed, pending a hearing of the players’ appeals to see if those sanctions were justified.”
According to Golf Channel, other players are reportedly seeking similar appeals.
“Everything I’ve done in the last 24 years, I’ve been on my cards and what I’ve played and done throughout the years – 389 tournaments that I’ve played on the European Tour, holding two tour cards, but still committed as i have been on the european tour like i have – i wanted to play [the Scottish Open]Poulter said on Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.