Three LIV golfers tried to get a TRO for the FedExCup playoffs, but a judge denied them Tuesday, causing golf Twitter to buzz.
With the FedExCup Playoffs set to begin Thursday at the first tee FedEx St. Jude ChampionshipA trio of golfers who signed with LIV Golf — Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, and Hudson Swafford — asked a federal judge for a TRO to play in the playoffs despite being suspended from the Tour because they had enough points in their PGA Tour had accumulated seasons to qualify.
After a rowdy trial on Tuesday, a federal judge denied the golfers the TRO, meaning they won’t be allowed to attend the events, because the ruling said the players’ contracts with LIV Golf compensated for missing the playoffs.
Following the ruling, both LIV Golf and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan released statements on the matter.
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Golf fans and golf media had one-liners, jokes and more after the verdict was announced.
While everyone knows this is a win for the PGA Tour, it’s far from the last they’ll need in the courtroom.
Following that hearing, a tentative hearing date for the antitrust lawsuits has been set for next September, which will be fascinating to see what happens between the two companies between now and then.
The only thing we can say for sure is that if you’re a golf fan, it’s time to buckle up.
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