OWGR's decision not to award LIV Golf with ranking points again caused reactions from the leaders of this Tour, as well as from the players. Phil Mickelson doesn't understand why OWGR is making such moves. Nonetheless, his recent comments suggest that there might be more significant political factors at play in the entire narrative.
Even though golf fans don't know what it's all about, Phil has some information that could definitely see the light of day. Or is it a Mickelson trick? “I do want to bring to light as to why exactly they are doing what they are doing.
It’s not what they are putting out there on the front page. There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes as to the importance of us getting points to (match) the PGA Tour”. - Phil Mickelson said, as per sportsnaut.com.
Phil Mickelson is optimistic
Mickelson has been an optimist ever since he became part of this project.
LIV Golf has really made progress and attracted everyone's attention. However, many restrictions and criticisms create anger among players and managers. Mickelson believes this is the direction they want to go. Mickelson is against the old format and is open to innovation.
LIV Golf has introduced many innovations in a short period of time. They want to attract the attention of the younger fans, but also the older ones. “We have enough on our plate to make our product more and more exciting and appealing that we shouldn’t worry ourselves with what they are doing.
I’m just bringing like facts to life as to like why that’s happening. But really, we as a group, as a league that’s trying to grow the game and bring it globally and promote the game throughout the world, as well as bring something different than the old, stodgy format that we’ve had for decades.
We just need to focus on what we are doing and make our product as good as possible, as interesting as possible. We need to make tweaks into our program. The OWGR need to obviously make tweaks, but we need to tweak our format to continue to evolve and be more interesting and easier to understand”.
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