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Phil Mickelson, Golfers Sue PGA Tour for Antitrust Violations

Aug. 3, 2022, 4:53 PM

The PGA Tour violated antitrust law by acting as a monopoly to crush competition, including upstart Saudi Arabia-backed tour LIV Golf, a group of golfers said in a complaint filed Wednesday.

The lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by 11 current and former PGA Tour players, led by famed professional golfer Phil Mickelson, seeks a temporary restraining order against the PGA Tour.

The order would allow some of the players to participate in the Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs starting next week.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Papscun in Washington at dpapscun@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa B. Robinson at mrobinson@bloomberglaw.com