PGA vs. LIV Argument today… ‘LIV leader’ Mickelson’s provocation
After resuming social media in about two months, Phil Mickelson (53, USA), who has been tweeting every day, openly provoked PGA Tour players 스포츠토토.
Mickelson wrote on Twitter on the 3rd (Korean time), “(LIV Series players will completely overwhelm PGA Tour players).” It was an answer to a golf fan who suggested what it would be like if the PGA Tour and LIV players competed in the Ryder Cup, a golf competition between the US and European teams.
Mickelson went one step further, claiming, “(If the match is successful) LIV players won so quickly that the broadcaster will have to fill in the ’empty time’ for an hour.” . It is a one-sided game, and the actual game time is much shorter than the broadcaster’s scheduled time, which means that a so-called ‘broadcasting accident’ will occur.
This idea, given by a fan who identified as a former professional golfer, became a hot topic when Danny Woodhead, a former NFL star player with 120,000 followers, ‘retweeted’ it. More than 600,000 fans clicked on this post on that day alone. Caddy Network selected 15 players each who were expected to participate, and US Golf Week even published predictions for single match play wins and losses. However, contrary to Mickelson’s opinion, Golf Week predicted that the PGA Tour would overwhelm LIV Golf with 12 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.
Mickelson, who lost a lot of weight throughout the winter, made his season debut at the Asian Tour Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) held at the Royal Greens Golf & CC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The competition is sponsored by the Saudi National Wealth Fund (PIF). Mickelson hit even par in the first round to start in a tie for 38th.