For the past several months, the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf have been at war with each other as LIV has tried to poach golf’s biggest stars from the Tour. The battle has been public and heavy, including suspensions, lawsuits, and much more petty retaliation. And now, it looks like LIV Golf is taking the fight to Washington D.C.
According to Golfweek, LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman is visiting Capitol Hill this week to meet with members of congress where he will discuss the new golf league and PGA Tour’s attempts to combat its rise.
“LIV Golf is coming to the Hill this week to meet with lawmakers from both parties,” LIV Golf told Golfweek this week. “Given the PGA Tour’s attempts to stifle our progress in reimagining the game, we think it’s imperative to educate members on LIV’s business model and counter the Tour’s anti-competitive efforts.”
The two golf leagues are in the midst of a court battle after eleven LIV golfers filed an antitrust suit against the PGA Tour for barring them from competition after signing with LIV. While several of those players have since backed out of the suit, LIV Golf has joined the suit itself on behalf of its players.