The Phil Mickelson Golf Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in golf, with a $10 million purse and high-profile players like Tiger Woods. But this year has been rough for him on the course: he’s lost twice as many strokes as he normally does. HIs putting has been a nightmare.
The “phil mickelson news” is that Phil Mickelson has a terrible golf game. He has shot +20 in 6 rounds with LIV Golf.
Phil Mickelson thought joining LIV Golf would offer him a greater chance to compete for professional victories as his game begins to deteriorate. The 52-year-old has gone over par five twice in six rounds and hasn’t placed higher than 33rd out of 48 players, which hasn’t exactly been the case through two tournaments.
His LIV Golf career has not had the best of starts, but this only serves to highlight the fact that he was no longer able to compete on the PGA Tour.
With LIV Golf, Phil Mickelson keeps embarrassing himself.
Day three of the LIV Golf Invitational – Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club featured Phil Mickelson of standing on the 11th green | Jamie Squire/LIV Golf via Getty Images
Despite being the face of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, Mickelson hasn’t played a significant role in either of the league’s first two events.
After a great opening round of 1-under par in London earlier this month, Lefty struggled the next two days, shooting 5-over and 6-over to tie for 33rd place at +10. When LIV Golf made its American premiere this past weekend in Portland, Oregon, his performance didn’t improve. Mickelson finished the game at 10-over par after posting scores of 75, 75, and 76. In the 48-person field, he tied for 40th place this time.
At Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club over the weekend, Mickelson did have some standout moments, including this approach shot during his second round that created an easy birdie:
However, Lefty isn’t the same golfer he once was, and it’s possible he’ll never be that good again. The six-time major champion is +41 over his previous 13 professional rounds played and 20 over par through six rounds of his LIV Golf Career.
With his earlier this year remarks against Saudi Arabia, Mickelson humiliated himself and damaged his image. Now, he is repeating the same behavior on the golf field. However, it’s difficult to imagine that anybody still feels sorry for him at this point.
Phil, keep cashing those cheques.
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