LIV Golf joins its players in lawsuit, intensifying feud with PGA Tour

Liv Golf Joins Its Players In Lawsuit, Intensifying Feud With Pga Tour - 2Bhavkife5H3Vfsze7Qaxvx3Ma
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As the PGA Tour’s season winds down and the LIV Golf Invitational Series prepares for its fourth event this week, golf’s dueling heavyweights are now positioned to battle head-to-head in the courtroom. The Saudi-funded LIV Golf start-up has joined the federal antitrust lawsuit launched by a handful of its players, claiming the PGA Tour has illegally tried to stifle competition.

While the lawsuit could have huge implications for the future of professional golf, legal analysts say the case promises to be long and nuanced, and that LIV Golf and its players could face an uphill road to prove claims that the PGA Tour’s actions were intentionally harmful and not simply supporting the tour’s own interests.

An amended complaint was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Northern California by LIV Golf and seven golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau. Four of the plaintiffs from the initial complaint have dropped out of the lawsuit:…

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This article was written by Rick Maese and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com