Connect with us

19th Hole

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy served subpoena over PGA Tour players’ meeting



The PGA vs. LIV Golf continues to provide weekly drama, with the latest development a bit of a shocker.

Larry Klayman, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Patrick Reed against Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee is now attempting to summon Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to court to testify regarding their players-only meeting in Delaware last week.

Klayman is claiming that the meeting was “anticompetitive and violative of the antitrust laws vis a vis the LIV Golf Tour and its players.”

The attorney says that Woods has been given a notice to appear in court on September 21st and McIlroy for September 22nd. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has also been summoned for September 27th.

The attorney issued a release alleging that the meeting may provide further evidence of collusion against LIV Golf.

“This is not a personal ‘thing’ against Woods, McIlroy and Monahan, it’s about getting information about what occurred at the players’ meeting and generally with regard to allegations in our complaint that the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and their commissioners Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley, are allegedly colluding in restraint of trade and the antitrust laws to harm the LIV Golf Tour and its players.”

Klayman’s statement also mentions the scheduling changes for 2023 and beyond and claims they are an attempt to “emulate LIV Golf, while continuing to allegedly harm LIV and its players by, among other alleged anticompetitive acts, working to deny them world ranking points to compete in major tournaments such as the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship.”

With more golfers expected to make the jump to LIV on Monday following the Tour Championship, the ongoing PGA vs. LIV saga is far from reaching its conclusion.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 55
  • LEGIT8
  • WOW7
  • LOL11
  • IDHT5
  • FLOP4
  • OB14
  • SHANK117



  1. Geno4952

    Aug 27, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I wonder how many “private” meetings Greg Norman and the murderer of Jamal Khashoggi,(Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman) had as they tried to figure out how to bring the PGA Tour down so that Greg could take revenge for not getting his “World Golf Tour” in 1994. Maybe the PGA Tour should sue him for the minutes of those meetings.

    • Holmer

      Aug 29, 2022 at 3:28 am

      Not to make any think I’m on the side of LIV golf in this, but if LIV golf did as you said, it would be called business. The PGA is essentially a monopoly. And that means it’s held to a different standard. That said, Tiger, and Monahan, and McIlroy and the rest are plenty smart enough to know that and would simply not go there. They would keep their meetings on point. How do we grow the product. This is just a fishing expedition that will come up dry. Though that won’t stop anyone from claiming otherwise.

      If LIV were truly about effecting change in golf. It’s already done that. It has no right to dictate terms. It has no proven track record. And it’s backed by people with more than enough money to buy their own channel if they truly want tv time. lol They’ll get no sympathy from me.

  2. Ok

    Aug 27, 2022 at 1:28 pm


  3. Joey5Picks

    Aug 26, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Trump and MAGA world, you can ignore subpeonas with no consequences.

    • LG

      Aug 27, 2022 at 6:18 am

      Trump lives in your tiny empty head rent free.

    • William Howie

      Aug 27, 2022 at 11:46 am

      Tha first action will fail as there is no competition called the British open no such tournament exists there is a golf competition in the UK called the Open but no competition called the British open that motion will be struck off.

  4. Joe

    Aug 26, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Dragging Rory and Tiger in (for depositions?) in a defamation case brought by Patrick Reed against The Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee. So, explain to me why any of the PGA Tour players would ever agree to let any LIV players back into the Tour. They have crossed the bridge.

  5. Michael

    Aug 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Greg Norman and Patrick/ Justine Reed will always be regarded as dirt bags no matter how this plays out.

    Norman will never lose the black cloud that descends on everything he touches.

  6. Red Cross

    Aug 26, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Why does the commissioner make $17,000,000 a year ?

    • Michael

      Aug 26, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      More importantly, why do you only make $9.50 per hour at McDonalds?

      • Ray

        Aug 26, 2022 at 12:37 pm

        What an infantile, utterly useless reply.

        • Michael

          Aug 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm

          It’s more relevant than your remark. I know it’s probably beyond you, but it’s designed a highlight ridiculousness of his remark.

          The commissioners compensation has less than zero to do with this and it has no relevancy to the article. It is surprising that all that is beyond you. Or is it?

          • Ronnie Mundt

            Aug 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm

            Hanging drywall isn’t as big a step up from McDonald’s as you have been led to believe Mikey.

            • Brandon

              Aug 27, 2022 at 8:00 am

              It actually is,as are all trades in the construction industry.

      • VC

        Aug 26, 2022 at 5:23 pm

        Uh…flipping burgers is a low skill high school kid job.

        • geohogan

          Aug 26, 2022 at 10:42 pm

          D bags putting down fast food workers, flunky high school drop outs
          but dry wall hangers…the bar gets ever lower in America.

        • Tyler Durden

          Aug 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

          Is that you Ted Cruz?

    • Hooded 1-Iron

      Aug 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Why did the NFL commissioner make a GUARANTEED salary adding up to almost $128M From 2019 to ’21, including LIFETIME MEDICAL for him and his family?

      • Benny

        Aug 28, 2022 at 4:24 pm

        NFL Commish makes a disgusting amount as well. But both are baed off what they bring in for deals. iE TV, magazine, webcasts etc. its about performance as well as progression.
        NFL owners are like the PGA. They own the business and all vote for their commish. Its a business and the biggest reason the PGA does so well with its sponsors is all the amazing charity work the Tour does in all countries and levels.

    • Geno4952

      Aug 27, 2022 at 6:11 pm

      From a 2018 article. 17 million compared to what some of the other commissoners were making as much as 8 years ago seems like a bargin… don’t you think?

      Tax return documents show that outgoing PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem made more than $9 million in 2016, his final year before stepping down.

      The Golf Channel reports that Finchem’s income — a combination of $4.33 million in “reportable compensation” from the Tour, $4.74 million from “related organizations,” and $181,784 in “other compensation” — was a step up from the $5.9 million he made as commissioner in 2015.

      So how does the haul of the Tour commissioner compare with the heads of other sports leagues?

      It’s no surprise that the behemoth NFL leads the way in executive pay: The NY Times reports that Roger Goodell’s newest contract is in the range of $40 million per year for the next five years.

      Other commissioners do pretty well for themselves, too. Although the official numbers are not released to the public, before MLB commissioner Bud Selig retired in 2015 — a year before Finchem — he was reportedly making $22 million annually. NBA commissioner David Stern was reportedly taking home $20 million per year before stepping away after the 2014 season, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly took home $9.5 million for the 2013-14 season.

      Current PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan earned $4 million as deputy commissioner in 2016. The PGA Tour is making plenty of money these days, which means that number is likely to keep climbing.

  7. Flagrant Fowl

    Aug 26, 2022 at 11:09 am

    At least this will be the end of Reed, no matter how this works out.
    I should be more specific, the end of Justine Reed, and her reign of terror..

    • Gummy Bear

      Aug 26, 2022 at 4:49 pm

      Cute nickname. BTW tell your wife she left her false teeth over at my house the other night.

  8. Jolter

    Aug 26, 2022 at 10:50 am

    This is getting uglier and uglier very fast.

  9. Fred

    Aug 26, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Where’s Bobby Jones when we need him?

  10. Bob

    Aug 26, 2022 at 10:12 am

    LOL. Pound sand, Larry.

  11. Chuck

    Aug 26, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Larry Klayman’s lawsuit on behalf of Reed was a defamation cause of action versus Brandel Chamblee and Golf Channel.

    What do Woods, McIlroy and purported anticompetitive behavior have to do with past defamatory statements by others?

    Motion to quash granted. Costs to the nonparty petitioners.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

19th Hole

Tiger Woods reveals the best celebrity foursome he’s ever played with



With Capital One’s “The Match” set to take place this weekend, Tiger Woods was asked about the best celebrity foursome that he’s ever played a round with.

Tiger replied:

“[John] Smoltz, [Tom] Glavine and [Greg] Maddux when they were all pitching with the Braves. That was epic. I shot 62, 62 and lost money.”

The three pitchers combined to win seven National League Cy Young Awards in the 1990’s and led the Atlanta Braves to a World Series win in 1995.

The 15-time major champion was also asked what his “dream foursome” would be, to which he replied: “It wouldn’t be a foursome. It would be my dad, myself and Charlie.”

Tiger’s father, Earl, passed away in 2006 and his son, Charlie, was born in 2009.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 17
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Former NBA star turned college golfer J.R. Smith taking lessons from Tiger’s ex-coach



Former NBA player J.R. Smith is now taking golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Chris Como.

The lessons can be seen on the new show “Private Lessons” on the premium subscription of GolfPass.

Of his lessons with Como, Smith said, “For me, I think the most appealing part (about taking a lesson from Como) was about like how fast the transition for him to understand. Like, obviously, everybody doesn’t think the same,” he added, “but to make to feel certain sensations in the golf swing.”

The two-time NBA Champion made $90 million as a basketball player but signed an NIL deal as a golfer in early 2022.

In addition to working with Tiger Woods and Smith, Como has also worked with Bryson DeChambeau, who won the 2020 U.S. Open under his guidance.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW1
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK4

Continue Reading

19th Hole

LIV pro’s wife takes vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his car accident



It’s been a year of drama and controversies in the golfing world, with the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf showing no signs of improving.

Much of the bad blood between the two has played out off the course, and that is once again the case this week, as the wife of prominent LIV golfer Pat Perez, Ashley, took a vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his single-car accident in 2021.

On Tuesday, Golf Balling shared a video on its Instagram account where Woods described his physical limitations following his car crash. In the comments, Ashley Perez decided to share her take, saying:

“Literally why driving under the influence is ILLEGAL. I don’t feel bad for him. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone. See ya.”

The comment has since been deleted, and it is not the first time Ashely has targeted PGA Tour golfers either. Back in September, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and their respective partners took a trip to the Napa Valley, which they posted on Instagram.

However, the trip apparently did not impress Mrs Perez, who shared, before once again deleting, her take on the vacation:

It’s been a wild year for the Perez’s on and off the course. The 46-year-old LIV pro earned $8,024,167 with the breakaway tour in 2022, primarily thanks to being part of the 4 Aces GC team.

While off the course, Perez spoke about his deep ‘hate’ for Phil Mickelson, accusing Lefty of committing an “uncrossable and unforgivable act” against him.

Following this latest drama, it’s likely safe to say that any relationship Perez once had with Tiger may well now be a thing of the past.

More from the 19th Hole

Your Reaction?
  • 16
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW4
  • LOL6
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP5
  • OB1
  • SHANK65

Continue Reading