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LIV Claims Condoleezza Rice Sought to Block DOJ Probe of PGA (2)

Jan. 24, 2023, 10:49 PM

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf said in a court filing that former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have tried to influence the Justice Department to not investigate PGA Tour Inc. for possible antitrust violations as a clash between the rivals heated up last year.

LIV made the claim in a filing Monday in its antitrust suit against PGA, in which it accuses the dominant US golf circuit of trying to illegally prevent new competition. PGA did so, LIV claims, in part by trying to use Rice, a member of the Augusta National Golf Club, to influence the DOJ. Another ...