Phil Mickelson’s bold LIV Golf claim puts the PGA Tour in the rearview mirror of a major championship


Phil Mickelson is back on Twitter, bringing the public’s attention as he continues to advocate for the LIV Golf Tour. After a rave from Rochester during the PGA Championship, he wasted no time trying to prove one thing.

Lefty was and still is a favorite for PGA Tour and LIV Golf fans around the world. His infectious thumbs and smile are two of the things the golf course is most known for. He was one of the biggest brands when he played on the PGA Tour, and when he left for LIV, many of his fans stayed with him. Despite the problems that accompanied his departure for the Saudi-backed tour, people still love him.

Mickelson played a similar number of matches, fulfilling a minimum of 15 while he was on the PGA Tour, but not everyone who enters the LIV is of the same caliber. Some play year-round, so LIV Golf’s format is appealing. For him, LIV is an opportunity to play less and still compete for big money.

“Love the LIV or hate it, this is the best way/Tour to be the best in the major. Enough events to keep you sharp, fresh, and ready, but not tired from too many tournaments or obligations,” Mickelson tweeted. “14 LIV events, 34 weeks left to prepare 4 majors. Fact.”

The tweets may not just be about him but the people grinding on them every week.

If golfers compete in only 14 events, giving it time to get fresh and ready to play in the majors, is Lefty on to something? Not all LIV golfers are eligible to play in the majors. The World Golf Ranking does not award points for LIV Golf events.

The likes of Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Cam Smith, Dustin Johnson, Lefty and the others still rank high enough to qualify, but for anyone else who doesn’t earn those points, it will be tough.


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