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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – One of the more compelling elements from Tuesday’s hearing in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California was how attorneys for both the PGA Tour and the three players who have been suspended for playing the LIV Golf events were forced to vaguely talk about the contracts players signed with the start-up league. © Provided by Golf Channel
The contracts were provided to the PGA Tour’s attorneys but were sealed for confidentiality reasons which meant any reference to them during Tuesday’s hearing for a temporary restraining order had to avoid specific details, like the amount of each contract and any stipulations included in the deals.
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While the PGA Tour has suspended all LIV Golf Series golfers from regular tour events, it has no jurisdiction over the four majors. So, unless the governing bodies of golf’s four top events take an action that none of them have taken to this point, LIV golfers and PGA Tour players will walk side-by-side with Read more The post Golf Hall of Famer has radical approach to stop LIV Golf appeared first on The Comeback: Today’s Top Sports Stories &If Augusta National, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, USGA and R&A aren’t going to keep LIV golfers out, the top PGA Tour players should organize a boycott to force their respective hands.
One exchange between Judge Beth Labson Freeman and Robert Waters, the lead attorney for the three players, appeared to suggest that earnings from LIV Golf events were counted against a player’s contract guarantees.
“The guaranteed number [a LIV player can earn in an event] is $160,000, which is admittedly a lot of money,” Waters explained.
Freeman, who denied the temporary restraining order, than countered: “These contracts [with LIV Golf] provide for payments simply for showing up for the first tournament.” Judge's 14-page reasoning sets stage for larger antitrust lawsuit between LIV and Tour
“Well, they do,” Waters responded, “but then they have to win money in order to recoup against the contract. So, they are all a little bit different.”
Earlier this summer, LIV Golf officials said earnings are not counted against or recouped against any guaranteed money and the league also released a statement from its chief operating officer, Atul Khosla.
“This issue is simple, and we’ve addressed it before. Prize money is of course separate from the contractual monies that players earn,” Khosla said. “As you already know, prize money is not subtracted from a player’s contractual earnings.”
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Long before the PGA Tour's postseason opener ended with a winning bogey in a three-hole playoff, the biggest drama was in the clubhouse at the TPC Southwind. A dozen or so players gathered around a screen to watch the outcome in the first of what figures to be many court fights between the PGA Tour and Saudi-funded LIV Golf. “I walked by player dining and I saw about 10 really nervous people pacing all around the room and I thought, ‘Well, there’s something going on,’” Jon Rahm said.He was curious enough to stay for the finish.This one went to the tour. A federal judge denied the request of three LIV golfers to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs.