The bitter dispute between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf has taken another twist with claims of sabotage over TV deals.
According to documents filed this week in the antitrust lawsuits between the rival golf tours, LIV had a signed contract with a network in the United States only for it to collapse following the intervention of a key PGA Tour figure.
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The documents claim Thierry Pascal, who is the PGA’s managing director for the tour’s international media division, used illegal means to convince television networks to turn their back on the Greg Norman-run tour.
It meant LIV Golf had no major TV partner for its first season despite splashing out vast sums of money to lure some of the biggest names in the game across.
The likes of Phil Mickelson,…