One more player has dropped his name from LIV Golf’s antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, with Peter Uihlein no longer listed, Golfweek reported Friday citing a filing Thursday in the U.S. Northern District of California.
A total of 11 LIV Golf competitors filed suit in August of last year, including Phil Mickelson. Now just two players remain: Bryson DeChambeau and Matt Jones. LIV Golf itself has since added its name to the complaint.
Mickelson removed his name for the lawsuit about a month after it was filed when LIV Golf joined as a plaintiff.
“The merits of the case — the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive conduct — still stand and will be fully tested in court,” LIV Golf spokesman Jonathan Grella said in a statement last year after Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford removed their names.
In February, the PGA Tour filed a countersuit against LIV Golf, saying the startup league induced players to break contracts with the PGA Tour.
The original antitrust suit filed by nearly a dozen players was to combat the PGA Tour’s decision to suspend golfers for competing on the opposing circuit without consent.
–Field Level Media