Phil Mickelson’s next blows continue.
On the Subpar podcast from Golf magazine this week, Pat Perez unloaded his Pro Tour teammate to get involved with Super League of Golf backed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also swung at Mickelson’s violent apology, which was issued after Mickelson successfully harmed two organizations – the PGA Tour and the repressive Saudi regime – in an interview.
“His apology was like a horse, in the fact that he thought he was trying to make it better for the players.” Perez told hosts Colt Nost, former Tour player, and Drew Stoltz. “He was in it for one reason. If anyone thinks it wasn’t in his own pocket, and only his pocket, it’s high. They’re crazy.
“He was in it for himself. Why did he go two different ways and bury himself in both directions, I can’t figure out.”
Mickelson, 51 and a six-time main winner as well as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, found himself in hot water. After the last comments Submitted to author Alan Shipnock, whose unauthorized autobiography on Mickelson was released in May. “
She’s a scary mom — to get involved with,” Mickelson told the writer. We know they were killed [Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal] Khashoggi has an appalling human rights record. They execute people there for being gay.
“Knowing all this, why am I even thinking about it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour works. They were able to overcome manipulative, coercive and strong-arm tactics because we, the players, had no sanctuary. Nice guy like [PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan] It comes as, unless you have leverage, it won’t do the right thing.
“And Saudi money has finally given us that leverage.”
Mickelson also told Golf Digest last month that the PGA Tour’s “greed” was “far from obnoxious” and likened the organization to a “dictatorship”.
The repercussions were swift. KPMG, Amstel Light and Workday sponsors All ties severed with Mickelson. Meanwhile, his longtime equipment sponsor, Callaway, has said he is temporarily putting a stop to his relationship with the star.
Last week, Mickelson, the most prominent player in the Super Golf League, who was trying to attract players From the PGA Tour by offering massive amounts of guaranteed money, he posted a statement on social media apologizing for his remarks. He also claimed that the comments were unpublishable, a charge that Shippak said was untrue.
“I have used words that I sincerely regret,” Michelson wrote. “He was reckless, I offended people, and I am deeply sorry for my choice of words.”
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