PGA Tour Responds To Lawsuit Filed By LIV Golfers, Alleges Golfers Violated PGA Tour Contracts
With Thursday marking the start of the PGA postseason, the legal battle between PGA and eleven total LIV golfers continues. Matt Jones, Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford are three of the golfers that have reportedly qualified for and expressed interest in playing the playoffs. The PGA Tour has claimed that they’re trying to keep them away because they allegedly violated their PGA Tour contracts.
The PGA Tour filed a motion in response to the lawsuit filed by the eleven golfers.
“Despite knowing full well that they would breach Tour regulations and be suspended for doing so, plaintiffs have joined competing golf league LIV Golf, which has paid them tens and hundreds of millions of dollars in guaranteed money supplied by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to procure their breaches,” the motion said. “[Temporary restraining order] plaintiffs now run into court seeking a mandatory injunction to force their way into the Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs, an action that would harm all Tour members that follow the rules. The antitrust laws do not allow plaintiffs to have their cake and eat it too.”
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