PGA sues LIV Golf in an attempt to force discovery and testimony’ in ongoing legal battle

PGA sues LIV Golf’s Saudi financiers to force discovery and testimony in ongoing antitrust case… and source says to expect more filings WEEKLY in legal standoff between rival tours

  • The PGA filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling LIV Golf’s backers to testify in court
  • LIV sued the PGA in August over antitrust claims after the Tour banned its golfers
  • The PGA countersued and is now suing again to compel testimony and discovery
  • Similar lawsuits are expected on a weekly basis amid the tours’ legal standoff 
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The PGA’s ongoing legal battle with LIV Golf has spawned a new complaint aimed at compelling the rival tour’s Saudi backers to testify and release documents through discovery.

The latest lawsuit filed by the PGA remains sealed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York. However, a source close to the PGA told DailyMail.com that the lawsuit is aimed at persuading a federal judge to force Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) governor, Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, to be deposed in the ongoing legal battle with LIV in a California federal court. The PGA also hopes to obtain relevant documents from the PIF. 

LIV attorneys initially agreed to discovery before objecting, the source told DailyMail.com. The PGA is expecting similar filings on a weekly basis going forward due to the number of disputes that are likely to occur. 

Spokespeople for LIV Golf did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. PGA Tour spokespeople declined to address the lawsuit. 

As sources told ESPN, attorneys for the PGA are hoping a judge will force Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund governor, Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan (right, alongside LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman), to be deposed in the Tour's other legal battle with LIV in a California federal court. Spokespeople for the PGA Tour did not immediately respond to request for comment

As sources told ESPN, attorneys for the PGA are hoping a judge will force Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

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