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Federal judge rejects LIV golfer's bid for PGA Tour postseason

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Associated Press

Janie McCauley

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that three golfers who participated in Saudi-backed LIV golf were on the PGA Tour. played in the postseason.

Judge Beth Loveson Freeman delivered the verdict in San Jose on Tuesday afternoon after lawyers from both sides spoke for about an hour each.

The golfer sought a temporary restraining order, which Freeman denied. Talrah Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford insist they should be able to play wherever they want, each writing to the PGA last month saying, "I am a free agent and an independent contractor." said. They are among 10 players who filed antitrust lawsuits against the PGA Tour last week, including Phil Mickelson.

The first of three FedEx Cup playoff events kicks off Thursday, with players competing for a grand prize of $18 million.


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