Eleven LIV Golf players, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, filed an antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday against the US PGA Tour, some seeking a restraining order to compete in next week’s playoffs.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, challenges the indefinite suspensions imposed by PGA commissioner Jay Monahan upon those who played in any of the Saudi-backed upstart tour’s first three events.
The lawsuit begins a legal showdown between the rebel series and the established PGA Tour and whether the golfers are free agents or as tour members are subject to rules and punishments of the PGA Tour.
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With LIV Golf events offering record $25 million purses and some players reportedly offered fat signing…