REPORT: Dept. of Justice Investigating PGA Tour for Antitrust Violations Against LIV
The Department of Justice is investigating the PGA Tour over antitrust violations against LIV Golf, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
According to WSJ, “players’ agents have received inquiries from the DOJ’s antitrust division involving both the PGA Tour’s bylaws governing players’ participation in other golf events, and the PGA Tour’s actions in recent months relating to LIV Golf, according to a person familiar with those inquiries.”
The Tour is aware of the investigation, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf spilling into the legal system has been talked about for months, once LIV proved to be a real deal.
“This was not unexpected. We went through this in 1994 and we are confident in a similar outcome,” a Tour spokesperson told Golf Digest.
This all comes after the PGA Tour suspended all players who went and played the LIV circuit.