Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures is representing Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf for “education and issues related to professional golf in the US and aboard,” according to its federal filing.
Former Arizona Republican Congressman Ben Quayle, the son of former VP Dan Quayle, works the account with Rashid Hallaway, who was a legislative aide to ex-Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN).
LIV Golf is also using Nashville-based HHQV to protect the rights of professional golfers to play when and where they want to.
The PGA Tour has suspended golfers who defected to LIV Golf.
Eleven of those defectors, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, filed an antitrust suit against the PGA on Aug. 3.
PGA’s legal team, on Aug. 23, responded by asking the federal judge handling the antitrust suit to unseal details of the contracts signed by the golfers who joined the LIV.
LIV Golf describes its mission as “modernizing and supercharging the game of professional golf through expanded opportunities.”
It also is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to modernize Saudi Arabia.