LIV Golf ‘Would Dominate’ PGA Tour In Ryder Cup Style Match – Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is starting in Saudi Arabia this week for the first time this year and the controversial six-time Major winner appears to be enjoying himself on social media.
Lefty has been very active in responding to tweets, particularly one where popular fan account Flushing It suggested a Ryder Cup style match between the LIV and PGA Tour with Mickelson and Tiger Woods as captains.
“It sounds great,” Lefty replied, “but we would dominate them so much and it would be over so quickly that the television would have to fill an hour of dead time.”
“That’s why it’s not happening right now,” he claimed.
Mickelson, who said earlier in the week he expects LIV players to win their case against the DP World Tour this month, even said Tiger Woods “can use a trolley” if the pair attend a LIV-PGA game Tour would be involved.
He also said “they seem to be talking a lot” when someone mentioned a number of PGA Tour stars including Woods, McIlroy and Thomas after replying to a user to thank “Tiger Woods” “for the 9 million if you.” talk to him”. Referring to his win in the opening game between the pair in Las Vegas in November 2018.
Lefty also couldn’t resist attacking RBC after pictures showed its ambassador Cameron Young without his logo during the Saudi International. A tweet from @NUCLRGOLF featured a Financial Post story about RBC winning a role in Saudi Aramco’s IPO.
“RBC was part of the team that took Aramco public and they made many millions of dollars off the deal,” he claimed. “The hypocrisy is amazing.”
Discussing his use of social media earlier in the week, Mickelson admitted he had “kind of gone dark” over the last year amid his extracurricular controversies that led to him being four months away from the game, which led to him missed both The Masters and his PGA Championship title defense.
“I’ve had a lot of fun with it over the years, and in the last year I’ve kind of gone dark, if you will, and rightly so,” he said. “I have to be very careful; I can’t say everything I want to say yet. But maybe I can do it this year. I’ll have that freedom when some of these things get off course calm down and become more transparent.
“I have to be a bit cautious at the moment but later this year when things are a lot more transparent I’ll be able to be more engaging. But in areas where I think I can be more engaging, where there’s no problem with some things that happen outside of the course, then I’ll try to do that because I enjoy it. I think it’s fun. I’ve always enjoyed having fun.
The 52-year-old hit a level par 70 on day one at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club as he begins his tuning for the start of the LIV Golf League later this month.