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Joshua Lees

LIV Golf lawsuit against PGA Tour has two rebel players remaining after latest withdrawal

Yet another LIV Golf star has decided to withdraw their name from the breakaway circuit's antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, meaning just two of the initial 11 rebels remain.

Since forming last summer, LIV has been at war with the PGA Tour after its players were suspended from competing on the American-based circuit following their Saudi switch. A group of rebel players opted to take legal action against the Tour, will 11 stars putting their name on the lawsuit.

The likes of Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Ian Poulter, Pat Perez and Jason Kokrak were all named as plaintiffs, before one-by-one removing themselves from the claim.

And another of their fellow players has since followed suit, after Peter Uihlein was the latest to remove his name from the case. There are left two players left involved in the lawsuit, Australian star Matt Jones and 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau.

DeChambeau became one of golf's biggest names to sign on the dotted line with LIV Golf, having won eight PGA Tour titles between 2017 and 2021, including his major triumph at Winged Foot. In October of last year, the 29-year-old defended his decision to take legal action against the PGA Tour.

Peter Uihlein has pulled of the lawsuit against the PGA Tour (Chris Trotman/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

He told ESPN: "It's not about the money. it's about the principle. It's the way you deal with situations." The American has never been far from controversy during his career, and often proved to be the pantomime villain of the sport during his time on the PGA Tour.

Despite his successes and £21 million in earnings, DeChambeau claimed his six years on the PGA Tour were full of frustation. ""It's really been frustrating over the last six years that I've had to deal with [the PGA Tour]," he added. It's consistently frustration after frustration of them not handling things correctly."

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