Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2023, 5:41 PM

LIV Golf Claims Rival PGA Tour Official Sabotaged TV Deals (1)

Malathi Nayak
Malathi Nayak
Bloomberg News

A PGA Tour Inc. executive unlawfully pushed broadcasters to turn their backs on potential LIV Golf streaming deals, the Saudi-backed upstart claimed in its ongoing antitrust fight with the US legacy tour.

LIV Golf, which debuted last year, lured several prominent golfers from the PGA Tour, including Phil Mickelson and Cameron Smith, with hefty sponsorship payments, touching off an acrimonious legal battle that has splintered the world of professional golf. LIV now claims that Thierry Pascal, senior vice president of international media for the PGA Tour International, coaxed broadcasters to snub the upstart.

“Based on Tour documents and other sources, ...

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