Antitrust Probe Of PGA Tour Extends To Augusta National, USGA

  • The Department of Justice’s antitrust probe of professional has moved beyond just the PGA Tour and now includes Augusta National, the USGA and the PGA of America.
  • Those three governing bodies oversee three of golf’s four major championships. Augusta National puts on the Masters, the USGA holds the U.S. Open and the PGA of America runs the PGA Championship.
  • Saudi-backed upstart tour LIV Golf is pursuing an antitrust case against the PGA Tour, which suspended players who joined LIV.
  • The probe of the major championship host organizations hints at one of the big questions: Will the majors allow LIV tour members to compete in major championships?