Report Smith: Phil Mickelson’s latest claim is his most preposterous yet

Smith: Phil Mickelson’s latest claim is his most preposterous yet

Phil Mickelson’s latest claim about LIV Golf players and the major championships was his most preposterous yet, writes Ben Smith

Phil Mickelson has made some outlandish claims during his illustrious career. 

Take, for example, the time he puffed out his chest and declared he’d made 47 holes in one across his lifetime. 

That means he’s apparently averaged one ace every year since he was six years old. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

And since he went rogue by joining LIV Golf in 2022, he has continued to make a number of audacious proclamations with alarming regularity. 

But his latest was undoubtedly the most preposterous yet. 

And it got the backlash it rightly deserved. 

What piqued Mickelson’s interest was the utterly exhausting topic of LIV players’ struggles to gain access into the four major championships. 

Mickelson is a follower of the X account Flushing It. 

Said account outlined how, given LIV Golf have officially withdrawn their application for world ranking points, it has to be the breakaway tour’s number one priority to ensure their players can get into the majors. 

Otherwise LIV’s ‘grand’ plans over the next decade and beyond matter not. 

Mickelson posted the following:

“What if NONE of the LIV players played? Would they be missed? What about next year, or the year after? At some point they will care and will have to answer to sponsors and television. FAAFO.”

‘FAAFO’, if you weren’t aware, means ‘f–ck around and find out’. 

Mickelson is a follower of the X account Flushing It. 

Said account outlined how, given LIV Golf have officially withdrawn their application for world ranking points, it has to be the breakaway tour’s number one priority to ensure their players can get into the majors. 

Otherwise LIV’s ‘grand’ plans over the next decade and beyond matter not. 

Mickelson posted the following:

“What if NONE of the LIV players played? Would they be missed? What about next year, or the year after? At some point they will care and will have to answer to sponsors and television. FAAFO.”

‘FAAFO’, if you weren’t aware, means ‘f–ck around and find out’. 

In no uncertain terms, Mickelson was threatening that LIV players could boycott the majors if nothing changes. 

Just let that sink in for a second. 

It is a simply ludicrous and downright laughable suggestion and reminds us of the time that LIV executive claimed he’d just start his own majors if their players were frozen out completely. 

Can you imagine Mickelson trying to tell Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm et al to boycott Augusta National?!

I’d pay good money to see Koepka and Rahmbo picketing outside Magnolia Lane. 

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