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LIV Golf lawyer reveals explosive player’s salary

NORTH PLAINS, OREGON – JUNE 29: A detail view of a flag with the LIV Golf logo is seen during pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on June 29, 2022 in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jamie Squire/LIV Golf/via Getty Images)

LIV Golf is currently in the process of seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the PGA Tour from banning its golfers from participating in the FedEx Cup.

During the court proceedings, one of LIV’s lawyers made a confession that caught the attention of many.

According to his comments, the money players earn in tournaments is deducted from the initial money they receive when they sign with the league.

“Hit him @LIVGolfInv media reps on this but all that upfront money may not be what we thought it was,” tweeted AJ Perez of Front Office Sports. Tournament winnings count towards the initial money.”

If true, that’s not a great look for LIV, which has generated a lot of buzz over the exorbitant payouts it offers golfers.

The lawyer eventually moved on and said not all contracts were the same, but reportedly said not all “guaranteed” money was actually guaranteed.

The FedEx Cup qualifiers are set to begin next week, with or without the LIV defectors.