PGA Tour Sued by Caddies for Share of Corporate Sponsor Ad Revenue

By on February 4, 2015

A group of professional golf caddies filed a class action lawsuit against the PGA Tour for requiring caddies to wear corporate sponsor logos on their uniforms without compensation.

According to the complaint, the caddies claim that they did not consent to the PGA Tour’s commercial use of their likenesses and images and that the generated approximately $50 million annually for the PGA Tour by wearing corporate sponsor logos on their bibs.

The complaint also alleges that the “PGA Tour has contacted tour players to determine whether players would be willing to terminate their agreements with caddies who refuse to wear the bibs.”

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