Phil Mickelson and his statements are something special. This veteran often made controversial statements, and this time he continued as usual. A few days ago, Mickelson criticized the PGA Tour (his ex-tour). He looked frustrated because of the pressure he has been exposed to for some time due to his decision to be part of LIV Golf.
“I see LIV Golf trending upwards, I see the PGA Tour trending downwards and I love the side that I’m on,” Mickelson said, as quoted by macon.com However, he tried to make things right. "Maybe I shouldn’t have said stuff like that, I don’t know,” he said. “If I’m just looking at LIV Golf and where we are today to where we were six, seven months ago and people are saying this is dead in the water, and we’re past that,” Mickelson continued.
“Here we are today, a force in the game that’s not going away."
Rory McIlroy wins CJ Cup
Rory McIlroy won the CJ Cup, but he did not forget to look back on Mickelson's statements. “This ‘us versus them’ thing has gotten way out of control already,” McIlroy said for Guardian. “If the two entities keep doubling down in both directions, it is only going to become irreparable.
We are going to have a fractured sport for a long time. That is no good for anyone”. Mickelson is a man who respects McIlroy and knows how much Rory means to the golf scene. His successes speak for themselves. “I think a lot of Rory,” Mickelson said.
“I really have the utmost respect for him, and I look at what he’s done in the game and how he’s played this year and his win last week and No. 1 in the world now, and I have a ton of respect for him”.