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Judge to hear LIV players’ playoffs appeal on Tuesday in California

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The first legal challenge for the PGA Tour position against LIV Golf will take place on Tuesday in San Jose, California.

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has scheduled a personal hearing in the case of three players – Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones – who were challenging the suspension of the Tour for breaking track rules and participating in the LIV Golf league. The players have filed for a temporary injunction that will allow them to play in the FedExCup playoffs starting Thursday in Memphis.

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A hearing before Judge Beth Labson Freeman is scheduled for 1:00 pm PT, and the Tour must file any objection to the players’ petition for assistance by 8:00 pm PT Monday.

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Eleven players, including Gooch, Swafford and Jones, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Tour, challenging the removal from the circuit of those participants who participated in any of LIV Golf’s events. It’s unclear if any of the players who are asking for help will take Tuesday’s hearing.



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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