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Acushnet Sues Duval Over Contract

Acushnet, the parent company of Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra, is suing PGA Tour player David Duval for breach of contract. Duval is currently in negotiations to leave Acushnet for a multi-year contract with Nike Golf.
Achusnet is suing to prevent Duval from endorsing Nike products and is also seeking unspecified damages. The suit also alleges fraud because Duval was involved in advertising for Acushnet's 2001 campaign and did not inform the company of his impending switch to Nike.
The suit also names Nike Golf and International Management Group, the company that manages Duval. Duval's current Acushnet contract expires in 2003.