Mickelson, Poulter drop PGA Tour lawsuit
Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter have dropped a lawsuit filed against the PGA Tour over its decision to suspend players participating in the new LIV Golf circuit.
The pair were among 11 golfers who had challenged suspensions handed to them after signing up for the controversial Saudi-backed series.
Mickelson and Poulter, along with Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford, have now asked to be removed from the case.
The trial is set for January 2024.
Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez and Jason Kokrak had previously withdrawn their names from the case.
The other plaintiffs are LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones and Peter Uihlein.
“Nothing has changed,” LIV Golf spokesman Jonathan Grella said in a statement.
“The merits of the case – the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive conduct – still stand and will be fully tested in court. And we look forward to it.
“LIV stands with the players who have been treated so poorly by the PGA Tour, but we also recognize that to be successful, we no longer need a broad spectrum of players to wear the suit.
“We have our players’ backs and will press our case against the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive behavior.”