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Mickelson responds to Tiger Woods comments on LIV Golfers

Competition amongst sports leagues is good. It allows for one to evolve as the other offers a way of play that is a novelty for fans.

If healthy, it breeds respect between peers.

For Phil Mickelson, it is all respect for PGA great Tiger Woods after his comments on stars moving on to LIV Golf.

Woods spoke earlier this week on the emigration to the LIV, stating the PGA stars “turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.” The controversy is apparent not only due to the move but to the reasoning behind it and who’s behind it.

After his 1st round performance in the Open, Mickelson responded, explaining that despite the difference of opinion, he respects Woods’ opinion on the matter.

During the interview, he also explained his absence from the Open’s celebration as well as his new deal with the LIV.

Via TenGolf

The multi-time major winner notched an even-par in the 1st round of the British Open.

Mickelson was the 1st major player linked to the new tour, committing to the LIV series for over $200 million, with a more flexible workload.

Since, players such as Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood, have all entered the fray, and have each entered the hot seat, with questions regarding not only the move away from the traditional PGA but about the country that now sponsors them.

The league is funded by Saudi Arabia, a country known for lucrative deals with affiliates such as World Wrestling Entertainment, but even more controversial acts such as the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, leaving skeptics concerned that the league is in place to “sports wash” fans.

Despite its ties, the league fosters competition for the PGA, pushing the league to increase prize money incentives for the victors.



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