The Americans Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford and the Australian Matt Jones, who joined LIV Golf, will find themselves in court to ask to participate in the final stages of the PGA Tour.
It ends up in court. Next Tuesday, in an American court, three golfers, who have decided to commit to LIV Golf, the dissident series financed by Saudi funds, will ask to be able to participate in the final stages of the PGA Tour. Their involvement in LIV Golf having led to their suspension by the promoters of the PGA Tour, for an indefinite period, after taking part in one of the three LIV Golf tournaments that have already been played since last June. This hearing will take place in California, near San José, for an anti-trust procedure published this Wednesday, and it was requested by the Americans Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford and by the Australian Matt Jones. All three want to obtain a summary and request the suspension of the final stages of the PGA Tour, if they are to take place without them, also explaining that it acts, quite simply, like a monopoly.
They had ensured their qualification for these final stages
The three men are part of a group made up of a total of eleven players now involved in this famous LIV Golf series. The latter was transmitted during the month of June. Before leaving the PGA Tour, Jones, Swafford and Gooch had already ensured their qualification for these famous final stages called FedEx Cup, before joining LIV Golf. What they want is to be able to take part in their first tournament, which begins next Thursday, near Memphis. This St. Jude Championship, with a purse of approximately 14.7 million euros, is reserved for the 125 best players in the world from the regular season which took place on the PGA Tour. Then, only the first 70 will play the tournament the following week. Time is running out, even if it is a legal battle that seems likely to last several years, in court.