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.
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,