Phil Mickelson caused mixed reactions after leaving the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf. He is one of the main ambassadors of LIV Golf. In a recent interview, Mickelson commented on the PGA Tour changes that are about to happen. Phil has nothing against it and thinks it's a great thing.
“I think that it's really a good thing. I'm happy to see it. I'm happy to see it for the Tour,” Mickelson said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “I think there will always be a need and a want for traditional golf.
And there's always an opportunity to innovate and to allow LIV to be additive and create something new and different. I also think the changes bring the best players about more often. I think that's what fans want and what the sponsors want.
They want to know what they are buying, and those are all things that LIV have provided for their sponsors and television and so forth. I think it's a good model to follow, and I'm glad that they are”.
Phil Mickelson on LIV Golf and PGA Tour changes
With its arrival, LIV Golf immediately changed many things in the world of golf.
Mickelson revealed whether he would have joined LIV Golf if the PGA Tour had made the current changes earlier. His answer made many laugh and made some angry; “Then I'm thankful it didn't happen a year ago. I'm really happy with the way LIV has brought about new change to the game.
Because this team aspect is something that we really never saw as a possibility in golf until LIV came along. It brought about a new energy for me and a new dynamic, and my teammates and myself are helping each other be our best.
That's been a lot of fun, playing practice rounds with them and going to dinner, hanging out. It's brought a lot more joy to the professional golf experience, and I'm really appreciative that it's come about, so I'm glad that those changes didn't happen a year ago”.