Mastercard Stops Business Relations With LIV’s Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter Amidst PGA Tour Suspensions

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(EDITORS NOTE: photo is for use by U.S. and Canada customers only) June 11, 2022; St. Albans, UK; Ian Poulter during the third round of the inaugural LIV golf invitational golf tournament at the Centurion Club. Mandatory Credit: Paul Childs-Action Images/Reuters via USA TODAY Sports

Seith Eisen, who is the Senior Vice President of Communications with Mastercard, confirmed to Sports Business Journal on Friday and ESPN on Saturday that they have halted their business relationships with LIV’s Ian Poulter & Graeme McDowell following their recent suspension from the PGA Tour. This suspension comes after they left PGA Tour to join their rival, LIV Golf, along with several others.

“We have paused the activation of our relationship with Ian and Graeme, recognizing the uncertainties around their standing with the PGA Tour,” Eisen said in a statement to ESPN. Mastercard did not give details to how long this suspension of relations might last for.

USA Today has more HERE.

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