LIV and PGA Tour Merging

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Aggie369
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Yeah this was already happening and people were expecting it to happen with "merger" as well
98Ag99Grad
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Especially since Monahan said on CNBC they were eliminating a competitor with this move. Not exactly the best thing to say when this comes out.
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Buck Compton said:

P.H. Dexippus said:

Uh oh. DOJ to investigate merger for antitrust violation?
DOJ needs to sit down and shut up. God, I hate the government.

How could this possibly be any different than the NFL or any other league? Why was the PGA not investigated for Anti-trust before the split? We're essentially just returning to exactly how it was.
I believe the NFL (and most other sports) have anti-trust exemptions that the PGAT doesn't have (but don't quote me on that).

People more knowledgeable than me seem to think this is a concern. But I also have to think the guys that put this together have a plan for that. There's also the geopolitical angle as well.

The one thought I have is, if the Tour had simply taken on investors three years ago (whether PIF or otherwise), I can't imagine that would have triggered a DOJ anti-trust investigation. Although it's been a crazy route to get there, isn't that all that's really happening here?
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Come on, everybody. The PGAT is a charity, right? They should get a pass.
MarathonAg12
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Getting really tired of the NIL DOJ stuff and now this LIV merger stuff
Big Cat `93
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The usual suspects in the Senate (led by Elizabeth Warren) have their fingerprints on this. They oppose basically every merger like it's some kind of reflex action.
 
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