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Mickelson and Poulter Drop Out of Lawsuit Against PGA Tour Suspension

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Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter have backed out of a lawsuit against the PGA Tour for suspending players who competed on the upstart LIV Golf circuit.

The two golfers were among the 11 who had appealed the bans they placed after signing up for the contentious Saudi-sponsored series.

Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, Mickelson, and Poulter have all requested to be dismissed from the investigation.

The case will go to trial in January 2024.

Jason Kokrak, Pat Perez, Carlos Ortiz, and Abraham Ancer have already withdrawn their names from the lawsuit.

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The remaining claimants are LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones, and Peter Uihlein.

According to Jonathan Grella, spokesperson for LIV Golf, “nothing has changed.

“The case’s substance—the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive behavior—remains intact and will be put to the entire possible test in court. And we eagerly anticipate that.

“LIV supports the players who the PGA Tour has so mistreated. But we also understand that to be successful. We no longer need a diverse group of players to be on the suit.

“We stand behind our players and will fight the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive behavior,” they said.

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