Phil Mickelson drops out of LIV Golf lawsuit in opposition to PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson and three different golfers dropped out of an antitrust lawsuit in opposition to the PGA Tour, in keeping with court docket paperwork filed on Tuesday.

Why it issues: The federal lawsuit seeks to problem golfers’ suspensions from the tour after they selected to take part in LIV Golf, a brand new Saudi-backed collection that is lured a number of prime gamers away from the PGA Tour.

What they’re saying: “Plaintiff, Phil Mickelson voluntarily dismisses with out prejudice his claims in opposition to Defendant,” one of many filings reads.

  • Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford additionally requested to be eliminated as plaintiffs within the lawsuit.

The large image: 4 different golfers who have been included within the authentic swimsuit —Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez and Jason Kokrak — are not a part of it, in keeping with ESPN.

  • Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones and Peter Uihlein stay plaintiffs, in addition to LIV Golf, which joined a number of weeks after the lawsuit was filed.

Go deeper: PGA Tour denies membership for LIV gamers

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