To tee or not to tee: The Tipline for 23 August 2022

Two of the 11 professional golfers accusing the PGA Tour of monopolisation have dropped out of the lawsuit, emphasising that they “didn’t really think through” the implications of suing the organiser of the top US professional golf tournament. Carlos Ortiz was the first to abandon his claims last week, telling Golf54 that he “didn’t want any problems” with the Tour even though he was happy at rival LIV Golf. Three-time Tour winner Pat Perez followed this week, telling Sports Illustrated that he has “no ill feelings toward the PGA Tour”. “I did it to back our guys,” he said about initially joining the case, which accuses the Tour of violating antitrust law by cutting off players that also joined LIV Golf.

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