PGA Tour Seeks To Delay Antitrust Suit

Attorneys for the PGA Tour plan to petition a federal judge to push back the start of an antitrust trial brought on by the LIV Golf Series.

The start of the trial is slated for January 2024.

Lawyers for the tour and LIV filed a joint motion Sunday to the U.S. District Court for Northern California asking for a case management conference. Tour attorneys want to ask for the extension of the discovery schedule — thereby pushing back the trial start — while LIV lawyers plan to argue against the delay.

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“With the ink barely dry on the Tour’s last schedule extension request, the Tour returns with another attempt to blow it up and move the trial date set by this Court,” LIV’s attorneys wrote in the motion.

“(PGA Tour) seeks to delay a merits adjudication as long as possible in the hopes that it can drive LIV out of the market and thereby avoid scrutiny of its illegal behavior,” LIV attorneys wrote.