PGA Tour ‘threatens ban’ for stars who join Saudi-backed breakaway league

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan (Credit: Getty Images).

The PGA Tour has threatened the world’s leading golfers with an immediate suspension and career ban if they take part in a new breakaway golf league reportedly being backed by Saudi Arabia.

Some of the biggest players in the sport, including world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson, are set to be offered contracts worth up to $100m (€83.3m), as well as equity shares, to take part in the breakaway tour.

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