Bloomberg Law
July 11, 2022, 7:42 PM

PGA Tour Faces Justice Department Probe Over LIV Golf Dispute

Gerry Smith
Gerry Smith
Bloomberg News

The US Justice Department is investigating the PGA Tour over potential antitrust violations related to its ongoing dispute with a Saudi-backed rival circuit.

The department’s antitrust division has sent inquiries to golfers’ agents about the tour’s bylaws on participating in other golf events, and its actions related to LIV Golf, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the probe, citing a person familiar with the inquiries.

“This was not unexpected,” a PGA Tour spokesperson said in a statement. “We went through this in 1994 and we are confident in a similar outcome.”

LIV Golf, which debuted last ...