Phil Mickelson renders significant LIV Golf and PGA Tour litigation decision.

Phil Mickelson was one of the first well-known athletes to leave the PGA Tour and sign with LIV Golf earlier this year 

as the league recruited some of the best golfers in the world with attractive guaranteed-money contracts.As one of the eleven golfers who filed an antitrust lawsuit 

against the PGA Tour, Mickelson also garnered attention. However, in a bizarre turn of events, it appears that Mickelson has withdrawn from the case.

According to ESPN, Mickelson and other LIV Golf players Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter, and Hudson Swafford have all dropped their names from the antitrust lawsuit.

The four athletes are not the first to take themselves out of the lawsuit. Earlier this month, Pat Perez withdrew from the lawsuit, claiming he "didn't think it through."

Just Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones, and Peter Uihlein are the surviving plaintiffs in the dispute, along with LIV Golf.

Jason Kokrak, Carlos Ortiz, and Abraham Ancer have also taken their names off the list.

The majority of the league's individual golfers have taken their names out of the lawsuit, but LIV Golf will still fight the case in court.