Biden’s antitrust shift could be played out on the golf course

By Tad Lipsky (January 19, 2022, 4:46 PM EST) – The Biden administration’s shift in antitrust enforcement priorities coincides with significant shifts emerging in professional golf.

The PGA Tour Inc. sits atop this venerable and complex industry, which now has an annual economic impact that is believed to be in the high 11 figures. The PGA Tour could become a logical candidate for antitrust scrutiny as other professional tours are launched and PGA members seek the freedom to access these additional competitive options.

Historically, antitrust has been applied to similar struggles in other sports, with varying results. This article briefly describes the competitive landscape in golf and speculates on how antitrust laws…

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