It Shocked The Golf World And Now Lawmakers Want Answers

(New York, NY) — PGA Tour officials will answer senators’ questions today on the agreement between the PGA and Saudi-backed LIV Golf to create a global golf league. The PGA-LIV merger, a pact that shocked the golf world, comes under scrutiny on Capitol Hill as Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called a hearing to investigate a final deal between the two sides. The merger will also be investigated by the Justice Department for potential anti-competitive behavior. Lawmakers can make life difficult for the Tour, going after its tax-exempt status, and will probe LIV about whether its work constitutes that of a foreign agent. The Saudi backed LIV tournament persuaded many of the golf-world’s top players – throwing hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars their way – to participate in their league. Names like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka all joined.

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