The PGA Tour’s position against LIV Golf will face its first court test on Tuesday in San Jose, California.
The three players, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, who are contesting the suspension of the Tour due to their participation in the LIV Golf league and violation of the circuit’s rules, have a scheduled in-person hearing at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. To play in the FedExCup playoffs, which get underway Thursday in Memphis, the players have requested a temporary restraining order.
The Tour must submit any response to the players’ application for relief by 8 a.m. PT on Monday before the hearing, which will be place before Judge Beth Labson Freeman.
Eleven players, including Gooch, Swafford, and Jones, sued the Tour in an antitrust case to overturn the suspension of its members who took part in any LIV Golf competitions. It’s uncertain if any of the players who are requesting relief will show up for the hearing on Tuesday.
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