Phil Mickelson was one of the favorite golfers, but it seems that his role in the world of golf is no longer the same. Many are disappointed by his departure from the PGA Tour. There is a lot of criticism against Phil, and this veteran is aware of it.
His statements from a few days ago only provoked loyal golf fans even more and left huge anger.
"I think going forward you have to pick a side. You have to pick what side do you think is going to be successful and I firmly believe that I'm on the winning side of how things are going to evolve and shape in the coming years for professional golf.
We play against a lot of the best players in the world on LIV and there are a lot of the best players in the world on the PGA Tour. Until both sides sit down and have a conversation and work something out, both sides are going to continue to change and evolve.
And I see LIV Golf trending upwards, I see the PGA Tour trending downwards and I love the side that I'm on." - he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Phil Mickelson corrects his statements
However, Mickelson was a bit 'softer' now and thinks that maybe he could have avoided some comments.
However, Phil still believes that LIV Golf is the best place for him. Phil is one of the longest-running golfers, so they are very surprised where his comments come from. “Maybe I shouldn't have said stuff like that, I don't know,” Mickelson said.
“But if I'm just looking at LIV Golf and where we are today to where we were six, seven months ago and people are saying this is dead in the water, and we're past that, and here we are today, a force in the game that's not going away, that has players of this caliber that are moving professional golf throughout the world and the excitement level in the countries around the world of having some of the best players in the game of golf coming to their country and competing”.
Rory McIlroy is the man who fights against 'LIV Golf' the most, and he was disappointed by his friends' decision to go to LIV Golf. It’s a weird thing,” McIlroy said talking about his European friends.
“I think it is the first time in my life that I have felt betrayal, in a way. It’s an unfamiliar feeling to me. You build bonds with these people through Ryder Cups and other things. Them knowing that what they are about to do is going to jeopardise them from being a part of that ever again? There was a great opportunity for GMac to maybe be the captain at Adare in 2027. Most of Sergio’s legacy is Ryder Cup-based, same with Poulter, Westwood."