Mastercard has taken the call to suspend its deals with Series LIV stars Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell. With the links to the controversial tours and suspension from PGA, the company has decided to suspend the deals. Poulter and McDowell have been associated with the firm since 2009 and 2011 respectively.
The company has neither confirmed the duration of the suspension nor announced if it’s a permanent decision. Mastercard is the latest company to pause its deals with the LIV Players. Other companies have not taken the call regarding the sponsorships. Although, Michelob Ultra and Nike have decided to retain and maintain their deals with Brooks Koepka.
Poulter was among the few players to file a lawsuit concerning the suspension from the Scottish Open. Poulter and two other players won the case and participated in the tournament. Although they missed the weekend rounds.
Seth Eisen, Vice President of Communications added, “We have suspended our relationship with Ian and Graeme, recognizing the uncertainty surrounding their future and their position with the PGA. “