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Joe Biden’s antitrust halt of PGA-LIV merger is just par for the course

For those who love professional golf and want to see the best players play against each other every week, you better hope Donald Trump becomes the next president. It’s not just because the former president loves golf. That’s because the type of regulatory structure he would put in place if elected is a free-market type […]

Senate panel tees up new hearing on PGA-LIV Golf deal

A Senate Inquiry Subcommittee will hold a hearing next Wednesday about concerns over a pending deal between Saudi-backed LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. The hearing, announced Wednesday, will be the commission’s second on the controversial takeover of the PGA Tour by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)-owned LIV Golf. Next week’s hearings are set […]

Phil Mickelson ‘optimistic’ about future of golf after PGA-LIV merger

Phil Mickelson has 200 million reasons to be optimistic about the future of professional golf. The six-time major champion was one of the first big names to depart for the Saudi-backed tour in June 2022, ahead of last month’s blockbuster merger of LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. Mickelson, who signed an estimated $200 million […]

PGA-LIV entering ‘new phase’ of merger negotiations

DETROIT — The PGA Tour on Tuesday sought to assure players that they would have a say in the Tour’s new partnership with Saudi funder LIV Golf, and its policy committee said that players to watch issued a statement saying it needed to approve the final agreement between the former two sides. rival tour. The […]

Wyden opens ‘wide-ranging’ probe into PGA-LIV merger 

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday launched an “extensive” investigation into the merger of golf rivals PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Wyden sent a letter to PGA Tour leadership asking for information regarding a deal with LIV Golf, an entity backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). He also announced plans […]

Phil Mickelson remains mostly quiet on PGA-LIV Golf merger

Phil Mickelson won’t say much about the blockbuster merger of LIV Golf and the PGA Tour ahead of Thursday’s US Open. “I’ll be happy to talk later,” Mickelson said during Wednesday’s practice round. According to Sports Illustrated. “I don’t want to waste energy at the beginning of the week.” This year’s US Open will take […]

Why some lawmakers are livid over the ‘shameless’ PGA-LIV merger

A surprise merger between the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf has sent ripples across Washington, DC, sparking the ire of lawmakers and sparking controversy over an investigation. The deal follows more than a year of antitrust lawsuits between the leagues after LIV Golf acquired some of golf’s top talent on major deals. The […]

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