The DP World Tour has announced sanctions against players who have broken away to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

A host of golfing stars have committed to the controversial series, with Phil Mickelson among them, and sanctions handed out to DP World Tour members on Friday included fines of £100,000 and suspension from two upcoming events.

Players have been warned they risk being banned from PGA Tour tournaments if they compete in LIV Golf, and the DP World Tour has now confirmed its own sanctions.

In a statement, it said: "The DP World Tour today confirmed the sanctions to be taken against members who breached tour regulations and participated in a LIV Golf event at Centurion Club from June 9-11, despite not having received releases to allow them to do so.

"Such actions contravened the conflicting event regulation laid down in the members' general regulations handbook as well as the code of behaviour regulation, of which the members have been reminded on a number of recent occasions."

Alongside the fines, the sanctioned golfers have been suspended from competing at the Scottish Open and the Barracuda Championship, and warned that playing in further LIV Golf events could see them hit with additional punishments.

The DP World Tour – previously known as the European Tour – says money from the fines will be divided two ways, by being added to the prize fund for upcoming tournaments and distributed by the tour's Golf For Good programme.

Chief executive Keith Pelley highlighted a "strategic allegiance" with the PGA Tour, which has already banned players who competed at the Centurion Club.

"Every action anyone takes in life comes with a consequence and it is no different in professional sport, especially if a person chooses to break the rules. That is what has occurred here with several of our members," Pelley said.

"Many members I have spoken to in recent weeks expressed the viewpoint that those who have chosen this route have not only disrespected them and our tour, but also the meritocratic ecosystem of professional golf that has been the bedrock of our game for the past half a century and which will also be the foundation upon which we build the next 50 years.

"Their actions are not fair to the majority of our membership and undermine the tour, which is why we are taking the action we have announced today."