Mickelson Among LIV Golfers to File Antitrust Lawsuit Against PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson is one of 11 LiV Golfers who filed an antitrust lawsuit agains the PGA Tour on Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
The lawsuit challenges the Tour on their suspensions and exclusion from the FedEx Cup Playoffs which start next week.
WSJ writes that this is “the opening salvo in a legal fight that could reverberate across professional sports.”
Taylor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones are seeking restraining orders that would allow them to play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Bryson DeChambeau is also one of the players filing a lawsuit.
Other players that are in the lawsuit include Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Ian Poulter, Pat Perez, Jason Kokrak and Massachusetts native Peter Uihlein
The lawsuit was filed in California.
The LIV Golf Tour is off until next month when it comes to The International, just outside of Boston.
This lawsuit comes a couple of weeks after the Department of Justice announced that it was investigating the PGA Tour for antitrust violations.