Phil Mickelson turns heads on the PGA Championship as he insists he ‘is aware of issues others do not’ about PGA Tour lawsuit – and says LIV Golf’s largest accomplishment is ‘offering the best pay’
- Phil Mickelson reportedly pocketed $200m for becoming a member of LIV Golf final yr
- He made but extra feedback about his previous employers, the PGA Tour, on Sunday
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Phil Mickelson has courted controversy as soon as extra, stepping off the course on the PGA Championship to supply some very sturdy opinions on the LIV-PGA lawsuit.
Mickelson is without doubt one of the most high-profile gamers to have swapped the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV sequence, pocketing himself a reported $200m within the course of.
He’s by no means far-off from the highlight in relation to criticism of his former employers, and that was as soon as once more the case at Oak Hill on Sunday night.
After ending his closing spherical on the PGA Championship, and securing a 10-over-par 58th-placed end, he was requested why he continues to hit out at his previous tour.
‘I suppose it is as a result of I do know some issues that others do not,’ he advised reporters. ‘I simply need to be sure all people’s held accountable.’
Phil Mickelson hit out on the PGA Tour – once more – when talking to reporters on Sunday
His fellow LIV Golf insurgent Brooks Koepka gained the PGA Championship at Oak Hill in New York
He then added: ‘I do know loads of stuff that may come out later.’
Earlier within the week, the leftie had confirmed a New York Instances report that he met with DOJ investigators lately. It was additionally reported that Bryson Dechambeau and Sergio Garcia – one other two LIV defectors – had accomplished the identical.
In 2022, the federal authorities opened an inquiry into the PGA Tour’s alleged antitrust habits, and is reportedly exploring the tour’s relationship with The Masters, the Official World Golf Rankings, the PGA of America, the R&A, and the USGA.
Moreover, Mickelson was requested by reporters what he felt the largest accomplishment of LIV is thus far.
Pulling no punches, the 52-year-old, six-time main winner mentioned: ‘It is offered 48 new skilled golf alternatives on the highest pay, which is unimaginable.’
Mickelson continues to be in style amongst golf crowds regardless of transferring to the Saudi-backed sequence
He then added: ‘It is … getting so much youthful followers to return out and introducing a complete completely different vibe to the sport of golf that I believe is critical.
‘We’re solely a yr (in) and I am considering, three to 5 years out, the place we’ll be. However we’re solely a yr in so to me it is simply beginning.
‘In two extra years, that is when we have to look again and say, “Okay, are we the place we need to be?” And it looks like we’re properly on that path.’
Mickelson’s fellow LIV defector Brooks Koepka gained the PGA Championship at Oak Hill on Sunday, sealing himself the $3.15m prize pot and a fifth main.