LIV v. PGA Tour: Tweets from the Courtroom

By Alan Shipnuck

It was a gift from the content gods that the players of LIV Golf chose to take on the PGA Tour in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, an easy drive from my home in Carmel. On Tuesday, I sat in the courtroom for the hearing on the temporary restraining order being sought by Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford, as they attempted to strong-arm their way into the FedEx Cup playoffs. Courtroom One, on the fifth floor, was an impressive setting, with its sober dignity. The legal points flew fast and furious, the army of lawyers from each side jousting with Judge Beth Freeman, a 32 handicap who presided with a twinkle in her eye. In addition to all the live tweets and an instant reaction video I filmed on the street, I typed a story for the website and was part of a Fire Drill podcast with Matt Ginella and Peter Ginsberg, a preeminent sports lawyer who has had many dealings with the Tour. It was an eventful day, for the game and those of us who cover it.

Fire Drill 037:

Alan Shipnuck discusses the day’s developments with Matt Ginella and Peter Ginsberg, a preeminent sports lawyer who has often dealt with the Tour.

2 thoughts on “LIV v. PGA Tour: Tweets from the Courtroom”

  1. Although I’d already listened to the podcasts and read your piece, I savored the smarts and interplay, curiosity and jollity of these tweets. Thanks as always.

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