While minimal financial details have been released, the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf announced Tuesday that they have reached a tentative deal to merge.
The agreement was reached as the two professional golfing entities battled it out on antitrust grounds in multiple jurisdictions.
The litigation team for LIV has a distinctively Texas angle.
Rob Walters, a recently retired partner in the Dallas office of Gibson Dunn, is leading the litigation for LIV. Walters also represented AT&T in its antitrust trial against the U.S. Department of Justice over the Time-Warner acquisition.
In addition, John Bash, the partner-in-charge of Quinn Emanuel’s Austin office, is also part of the LIV litigation team.