Stenson quits DP World Tour after player sanctions

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Former Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson has resigned his membership after the DP World Tour imposed further sanctions on players who competed in LIV Golf events without permission.

Suspensions of up to eight events and fines ranging from $25,000 to $190,000 for each breach of the Conflicting Tournament Regulation were handed to a total of 26 players.

Stenson, who was stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy after joining the Saudi-funded circuit last July, told Golf Digest: "It is sad that it has come to this, but it is what it is and it certainly wasn't unexpected.

"They left me with no other choice so I have resigned. That's it. I don't really feel like it will do any good to dig into this too deeply.

"I'm appreciative of what the tour has done for me over the years. But they have chosen how they want to view the future. And we have obviously done the same. Unfortunately, they don't go together at this point."

Stenson joins Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Richard Bland in resigning and they will not be eligible for reinstatement until they pay the fines.

Suspensions will apply from that point.