LIV Golf players, who filed a bombshell antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour two weeks ago, were told they will have to wait another 16 months for the case to go to trial.
Last week, far-left U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman denied a temporary restraining order (video here) sought by Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones who sought to compete in the PGA Tour’s playoffs.
LIV attorneys pursued a trial date of Aug. 7, 2023, claiming the case needed to be accelerated. PGA Tour lawyers, though, claimed it was too soon and coincided with the start of the 2023 FedEx Cup playoffs.
The Obama judge sided with the PGA Tour and set the trial for Jan. 8, 2024.
Freeman also set a summary judgement date of July 23, 2023. At this point, the tour is expected to seek a dismissal of the case.
The judge, who was appointed to the bench by President Barrack Obama in 2013, famously reversed President Donald Trump’s federal ban on teaching Critical Race Theory.