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And then there were none! All 11 LIV Golf players withdraw from lawsuit with PGA Tour

11 LIV Golf players took legal action against the PGA Tour in 2022, but as we edge closer to the trial set to start in 2024, all of the plaintiffs have now withdrawn their names
 

In August 2022, 11 players from LIV Golf joined a lawsuit filed against the PGA Tour for supposedly attempting to monopolise the sport.

We now find ourselves in May 2023 and there are no more players part of the case.

As reported by Golfweek, Bryson DeChambeau and Matt Jones were the last two plaintiffs maintaining their case against the PGA Tour – but they have now withdrawn.

“Bryson has made the decision to remove himself from the ongoing litigation between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour,” DeChambeau’s agent Brett Falkoff said.

“Bryson wants to solely focus on competing at the highest level week in and week out. He will continue to support the growth of golf and its expansion on a global scale, contributing both on and off the course as a positive influence on the game.”

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At LIV Golf’s event in Singapore, DeChambeau said he’d “have much more to say” on the rebel league’s OWGR situation if he wasn’t involved in a lawsuit.

The former US Open champion has now expressed his desire to focus on Crushers GC, the LIV team he captains which contains Anirban Lahiri, Charles Howell III, and Paul Casey.

Jones hasn’t yet expanded on the reasons for leaving the lawsuit.

Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Ian Poulter, Pat Perez, Jason Kokrak, and Peter Uihlein were the other names in the initial lawsuit, but each one has gradually dropped out since last summer.

LIV Golf subsequently attached itself to the lawsuit last August and the league’s involvement is now seen as a key reason for the players withdrawing their names.

LIV has claimed “punitive damages for the PGA Tour’s bad faith and egregious interference with LIV Golf’s contractual and perspective business relationships.”

The PGA Tour filed a counter-lawsuit in September and the trial is not likely to begin until 2024.

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