Phil Mickelson: I feel that my legacy is being built right now

After the PGA Tour announced 20 tour events, many decided to react to it. One of them is Phil Mickelson, a player who is now part of LIV Golf. “Well, they are getting a lot for it,” Mickelson said for SI. “So I’m extremely happy that the top players are being listened to and that their input is being valued….

and what they are doing for the Tour is now being valued.’’ Phil Mickelson is one of the first who decided to join LIV Golf. Jay Monahan, commissioner, reacted strongly to his departure, as well as the departure of other players.

“It was stated very clearly that nothing was going to happen,” Mickelson said. “Unless there was leverage, nothing was going to change. And all players should be appreciative of what LIV is doing. The players on LIV for the opportunity they are getting.

And the PGA Tour for the leverage that was provided to get these changes done. Despite multiple efforts by multiple players… I don’t think anything like that would have happened without the leverage that LIV Golf has provided.

There was no leverage. There were no other options.’’

Phil Mickelson on PGA Tour players

Although most PGA Tour players feel disdain for LIV Golf, Mickelson admitted that he is in contact with a few of them. “Numerous [have] – and I’m very appreciative,” he said. “They are from both sides.

I think players on both sides of LIV and the PGA Tour are appreciative of what is happening. Every player is benefiting.’’ Big changes happened with the arrival of LIV Golf. Golf seems to be going in the other direction now, and it will be a long race between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour.

“I feel that my legacy is being built right now,” he said. “The changes that professional golf are going through I believe are in the best interest for the fans and the players. I feel that it’s being built right now.

It hurts to see so much hostility and negativity, for sure. I really believe in the end it’s going to be worth it and I think in the long run everyone is going to come out ahead”.

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