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PGA Tour drops hammer, suspending current and future LIV players

Just moments after the inaugural round of the LIV Golf tour teed off, the PGA Tour fired a shot of its own: a suspension of any players who compete on the LIV tour, now and in the future.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is competition?
  2. What is the difference between direct and indirect competition?
  3. What is the LIV Golf tour?
  4. What type of competition might the LIV Golf tour represent to the PGA Tour?
  5. Why do you think the LIV Golf tour is offering PGA Tour stars so much money to play in the new league?
  6. What is a monopoly?
  7. Could the PGA Tour be considered a monopoly? Why or why not?
  8. What are ethics?
  9. How might this news story provide an opportunity to discuss the concept of ethics?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.