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PGA Countersues Saudi-Backed LIV in Golf Antitrust Battle (1)

Sept. 29, 2022, 6:33 PM

The PGA Tour fired back against LIV Golf in a court battle between the tournament organizers, claiming the Saudi Arabia-backed upstart is competing unfairly by luring players with millions of dollars to breach their contracts.

LIV has “reportedly” committed to paying $100 million to $200 million and offered exorbitant upfront fees to draw popular golfers to its tournaments, according to a countersuit the PGA Tour filed Wednesday.

The PGA Tour was responding to an antitrust complaint filed almost two months ago by 11 golfers calling it an “entrenched monopolist.”

“LIV’s orchestrated efforts to induce tour members to breach their contracts ...