Ian Poulter will be allowed to play in this week’s Scottish Open after an appeal against his ban was upheld.

The Englishman had entered the tournament which precedes next week’s 150th Open Championship at St Andrews.

But the European-based DP World Tour barred Poulter and 15 other players because they have joined the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational series.

DP World Tour chief Keith Pelley said he was “disappointed by the outcome” but would “abide by the decision”.

In a statement, Pelley added: “It is important to remember, however, this is only a stay of the sanctions imposed, pending the hearing of the players’ appeal as to whether those sanctions were appropriate.

“The make-up of the field for the Genesis Scottish Open will be advised in due course, but based on this decision the field size will increase beyond 156.

“We will make further comment on this in due course, but not during our time at Adare Manor.”

Pelley is at the Irish venue that will host the 2027 Ryder Cup for a charity Pro-Am event.

In a statement, Pelley added: “It is important to remember, however, this is only a stay of the sanctions imposed, pending the hearing of the players’ appeal as to whether those sanctions were appropriate.

“The make-up of the field for the Genesis Scottish Open will be advised in due course, but based on this decision the field size will increase beyond 156.

“We will make further comment on this in due course, but not during our time at Adare Manor.”

Pelley is at the Irish venue that will host the 2027 Ryder Cup for a charity Pro-Am event.