PGA Tour Countersues LIV Golf, Claiming Interference With Player Contracts

The PGA Tour came out swinging on Wednesday with a 71-page answer to the amended complaint filed by Matt Jones, Bryson DeChambeau, Peter Uihlein and LIV Golf, Inc., and also filing a counterclaim against plaintiffs.

While the answer is procedural, the counterclaim is not uncommon but it’s also a new wrinkle in the case and claims the Tour through LIV golf’s actions has been harmed and should receive damages for that harm.

The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on Aug. 26 after they were denied a motion for the Temporary Restraining Order filed on Aug. 10.

The TRO was filed as an attempt to get Matt Jones, Hudson Swafford and Talor Gooch into the first FedEx Cup playoff event, which they had qualified for on points.

After the amended complaint was filed the PGA Tour’s answer was due on Sept. 23, but the Tour asked for an additional five days to file their answer, which the judge granted.

While most of the document covers the PGA Tour’s responses to the amended complaint, starting on page 53 the PGA Tour lays out its counterclaim against LIV and the players remaining in the lawsuit.

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