PGA Tour sues LIV Golf's Saudi backers to force evidence discovery

PGA Tour sues LIV Golf's Saudi backers to force evidence discovery

Oct 21, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Charles Laberge | LIV Golf | Getty Images The PGA Tour has filed a lawsuit against LIV Golf backers, the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, an entity controlled by the Saudi crown prince, in an effort to force evidence discovery in ongoing legal battles.
  • "Recent reports about media rights have been incomplete and inaccurate," Jonathan Grella, LIV Golf chief communications officer, told CNBC in response to the Golfweek report.
  • "LIV Golf is just beginning its process and is in active discussions with several companies about broadcasting the LIV Golf League.
  • Meanwhile, the PGA Tour has taken to Washington, D.C., to lobby against LIV Golf, and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, a former PGA Tour star, made his own visit to Capitol Hill in mid-September to "educate members on LIV's business model and counter the Tour's anti-competitive efforts."

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