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Very early in Masters week, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour scored key wins in their respective legal showdowns against LIV Golf.
According to sources familiar with the matter, still-sealed orders from Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court in Northern California compel the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and its governor, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, to cooperate in the discovery process of the PGA Tour’s countersuit, and to do so in the United States.
The PGA Tour had demonstrated to the federal magistrate that PIF and Al-Rumayyan were intimately involved in the establishment and day-to-day operations of LIV Golf. As a result, the magistrate ruled that the sovereign-immunity protections that PIF and YAR might otherwise enjoy in a U.S. court did not apply in this case because they were running a commercial business in the U.S. The magistrate then ordered PIF and Al-Rumayyan (who are now parties to th...
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