Justice Department Probes PGA Tour’s Battle Against New Saudi-Backed Golf League

Justice Department Probes PGA Tour’s Battle Against New Saudi-Backed Golf League


A new rival golf league that is luring top U.S. players has caught the eye of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The Department has launched an investigation into the actions the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has taken against the new Saudi-backed LIV Invitational Golf Series, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

DOJ is probing whether actions taken by the PGA to prevent players from going to the rival league amount to anti-competitive behavior, a source told the paper.

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The PGA Tour has suspended players who have opted to play in the eight-week LIV series, which prompted LIV Chairman Greg Norman to charge the tour with running an “illegal monopoly.”

“This was not unexpected,” a PGA Tour spokesperson told The Journal. “We went through this in 1994,

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