LIV Golf Contracts with Players Include Interesting Clauses and Restrictions

The dispute between LIV golf and its golfers with the PGA has made its share of headlines in the last several months. What most aren’t aware, though, are the clauses in contracts LIV golfers have signed.As reported by the Wall Street Journal, clauses in contracts include:

  • players are asked to wear LIV apparel while playing in both LIV and non-LIV events
  • non-LIV logos that players wear require approval as well as any logos on branded products used at events
  • exception in contract for players to wear the brand of a third party supplier of golf equipment on the side of their hat
  • players are asked not to give interviews related to an ‘event or league activity’ without approval from LIV management
  • players must help in recruiting of other golfers to join LIV
  • players are independent contractors, but are required to participate in all LIV events
  • players media rights are limited
 The Wall Street Journal report indidcated it is uncertain if the terms in the general contract are standard or if players can negotiate.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]