The PGA Tour strikes a blow to LIV Golf Thursday when a court rules Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, is subject to subpoena. Photo: Brian Spurlock, Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
In the ongoing legal battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, the tour recorded a significant legal victory relative to the scope of discovery.
In a decision made February 9 but only made public last Thursday afternoon in California, Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen ruled that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and its governor, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, must comply with subpoenas filed by the PGA Tour in August 2022 relating to LIV’s antitrust lawsuit against the tour. The subpoenas called for LIV’s representatives to produce documents and appear for depositions in the office of the PGA Tour’s counsel in New York.
Van Keulen wrote that “PIF is not a mere investor in LIV; it is the moving force behind the founding, funding, oversight and operation of LIV.” Hence, the PGA Tour is entitled to discovery from PIF and ...
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