The likes of Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau will have to wait until the 8th of January, 2024 to have their anti-trust lawsuit heard against the PGA Tour.
11 former PGA Tour members have challenged their former employer following suspensions carried out for competing in LIV Golf events without consent.
The LIV golfers had hoped for the case to go to trial next August but Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, Matt Jones, Jason Kokrak, Pat Perez, Peter Uihlein, Ian Poulter, Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz will have to wait until 2024.
According to the PGA Tour’s lead attorney, Elliot Peters, given next August sees the start of the FedEx Cup Play-Offs, “The commissioner and the other significant people from the Tour who will likely be subpoenaed, that’s a tough date for them.”
Ortiz has since pulled out of the case while Gooch, Swafford and Jones have already suffered defeat in court when attempting to regain access into the FedExCup playoffs.
The judge denied the trio’s claim that “irreparable” financial harm was being inflicted upon them given the colossal sums of money each had pocketed for joining the Saudi-backed circuit.