‘They’ve turned their back on Tiger Woods’: Analyst troubled by LIV lawsuit

‘They’ve turned their back on Tiger Woods’: Analyst troubled by LIV lawsuit

Published August 6, 2022
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Curtis Strange was talking about the PGA Tour and LIV Golf and LIV Golf’s lawsuit against the PGA Tour when Tiger Woods came up. And a thought on the 15-time major champ summed up most of Strange’s thoughts on the topic du jour rather efficiently. 

Strange, himself a two-time major winner and now an analyst, had watched Woods earlier this year at the Masters. He listened too. Strange said he heard Woods talk about his legacy. He said he heard Woods say he was full of gratitude to be able to play in what was his first event since his car crash. 

Strange’s comments come days after 11 LIV golfers filed an antitrust suit this week against the Tour, alleging it is acting unlawfully in the suspensions it has levied against its members who have left to play in the upstart league. The group of 11 seeks to have their suspensions overturned and their playing privileges reinstated, while a smaller group of three players — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — has petitioned the court to issue a temporary restraining order allowing their participation in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin next week.   

The reaction to the moves from those who either played or continue to play on the Tour has been one of frustration, unsurprisingly. A day before on the Starter with Taylor Zarzour show, longtime pro Rocco Mediate opined that he was good with players leaving for LIV, but wasn’t with the idea of them returning, a thought shared by Joel Dahmen, Kevin Kisner, Davis Love III and others. And Strange said much the same on the show.