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‘They’re Suing Every Single One Of Us’: Justin Thomas Candidly Speaks About LIV Golf Players’ Bold Move Against PGA Tour

Published 08/04/2022, 4:30 AM EDT

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Eleven LIV Golf players have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, and the Tour loyalist golfer, Justin Thomas, is not happy with that. In fact, he believes the 11 players have betrayed him and other Tour players, and he has his reasoning for the same.

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The PGA Tour had suspended its players, who had joined the Saudi-backed league, and prohibited them from playing in its events. And 11 of them, including the Tour veteran Phil Mickelson, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the American golf organization challenging this decision. 

Notably, three of them, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, are seeking a restraining order that would allow them to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs next week. All three of them were qualified for the event before the Tour prohibited them from attending it for joining its rival league. 


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The players’ lawsuits are against the Tour. However, Thomas considers it against all the players who stayed loyal to the American organization for its legacy.

Justin Thomas feels the LIV players betrayed him

“They’re suing me. They’re suing Rory (McIlroy),” Thomas said. He expressed his frustration about the lawsuit the LIV rebels have filed against the American golf organization during the ‘No Laying Up’ podcast. 

“They’re suing Tiger (Woods). They’re suing every single one of us that they’ve looked in the face, looked in the eyes,” he added. “And played rounds of golf with, played on Cup teams with, shared moments with.” 


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After joining the PGA Tour  in 2015, Thomas, as one of the top players, had the opportunity to play in team events like the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup with these players. And as a player who has shared memorable moments with them, the 29-year-old found the new move from them as a betrayal. 

Why did Thomas decide against playing in the LIV Golf Invitational Series? 


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Many Players took the multi-million offers from LIV Golf and signed with them to play in its Invitational Series. The said players include the former major champions Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau

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However, the two-time major champion, Thomas, was one of the players, including Woods and McIlroy, not to leave the PGA. “I think…” he had disclosed his reason for choosing PGA over LIV. “And I know that the PGA Tour is the best place to play in the world.” 


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Do you think that the LIV rebels suing the Tour to get their suspension removed would bring about any change in the original decision? 

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Anjana Prabhakaran


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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.
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