Phil Mickelson says PGA Tour won’t ever once more have ‘all the perfect gamers on the earth’

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Six-time main champion Phil Mickelson doesn’t assume the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence goes wherever. 

Mickelson has been one of many main voices of Saudi-backed LIV Golf because it launched in June, creating large controversy throughout the recreation of golf

(R-L) Team captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC, Team captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC, and Matt Wolff of Hy Flyers GC attend a press conference during the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms Sept. 16, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Ill. 

(R-L) Group captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC, Group captain Cameron Smith of Punch GC, and Matt Wolff of Hy Flyers GC attend a press convention throughout the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Wealthy Harvest Farms Sept. 16, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Unwell. 
(Chris Trotman/LIV Golf by way of Getty Pictures)

LIV has acquired the skills of a few of the prime gamers in golf, together with Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith. Golfers who’ve joined LIV have been suspended by the PGA Tour.

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“The PGA Tour, for the final 20 or 30 years, have had all the perfect gamers on the earth. That may by no means be the case once more. LIV Golf is right here to remain,” Mickelson stated Friday, in accordance with ESPN. 

Mickelson made the feedback after taking pictures a 2-under 70 within the opening spherical of LIV Golf’s event in Chicago

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“The very best resolution is for us to come back collectively,” Mickelson added. “I believe that the world {of professional} golf has a necessity for the previous historic ‘historical past of the sport’ product that the PGA Tour supplies. I believe that LIV supplies a extremely cool, up to date really feel that’s attracting numerous youthful crowds.

LIV golfer Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational Series Chicago Sept. 16, 2022, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. 

LIV golfer Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the primary gap throughout the first spherical of the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence Chicago Sept. 16, 2022, at Wealthy Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Unwell. 
(Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)

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“Each are good for the sport of golf, and the inclusion of LIV Golf within the ecosystem of the golf world is critical. As quickly as that occurs, all of us begin working collectively. It will be a extremely constructive factor for everybody.”

LIV has actually shaken up the sport of golf, providing large signing bonuses to gamers together with large purses at tournaments. 

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On Wednesday, it was reported that LIV’s season-ending workforce championship occasion will embrace a $50 million purse, the richest in golf historical past. 

Team captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC is interviewed during the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms Sept. 16, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Ill. 

Group captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC is interviewed throughout the LIV Golf Invitational – Chicago at Wealthy Harvest Farms Sept. 16, 2022, in Sugar Grove, Unwell. 
(Chris Trotman/LIV Golf by way of Getty Pictures)

The PGA Tour has made its personal adjustments as LIV has launched, saying that prime payers will decide to taking part in in 20 occasions per 12 months, together with 12 elevated occasions that function $20 million purses and the highest 20 gamers, amongst different adjustments. 

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