Phil Mickelson mocked Twitter about LIV Golf project

Phil Mickelson mocked Twitter about LIV Golf project

Phil Mickelson’s latest look has not gone unnoticed on Twitter.

The social media platform had a field day following Mickelson’s appearance on Tuesday night at the LIV Golf Draft in London, where the 51-year-old golfer came out wearing a black shirt, dark trousers and a leather jacket with slicked back hair.

“Why does Phil Mickelson look like he could be thrown into a Wild Hogs sequel?” one user jokedwhile another posted“@philmickelson and @djohnsonpga look like late 90s wrestling villains.”

Phil Mickelson attends the LIV Golf Draft on June 7, 2022 in London
Phil Mickelson attends the LIV Golf Draft on June 7, 2022 in London
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Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at LIV Golf Draft in London on June 7, 2022
Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at LIV Golf Draft in London on June 7, 2022
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Although Mickelson’s look has also drawn comparisons ranging from Nicolas Cage at a vampire hunterPaige Spiranac had one hell of a mic drop reaction, Tweeter“Guys when they try to make eye contact with a girl with big tits.”

Spiranac’s latest post about Mickelson follows an earlier statement she made this week, expressing how much she wants athletes to express how financially likely played into their decision to move to LIV. Golf, as Mickelson and Dustin Johnson reportedly banked nine-day paydays to play on the Saudi-backed tour.

“These elaborate statements are boring. No one who goes to the LIV tour actually cares about game progress. I wish they’d just said ‘because it’s a ton of money'” she tweeted Monday.

Phil Mickelson takes the stage during the LIV Golf Draft in London on June 7, 2022
Phil Mickelson takes the stage during the LIV Golf Draft in London on June 7, 2022
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Phil Mickelson on a practice lap ahead of the Saudi international in February 2022
Phil Mickelson on a practice lap ahead of the Saudi international in February 2022
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Mickelson has returned to the spotlight following controversial comments about the Saudis earlier this year. He opened his LIV press conference on Wednesday by apologizing for the remarks.

“There are a lot of things I regret and I’m sorry for the hurt this has caused a lot of people,” Mickelson said.

Mickelson had publicly stepped down in February after telling journalist Alan Shipnuck, who was writing a biography on the golfer, that the Saudis were “scary motherfuckers to get involved with.

“We know they killed [Washington Post reporter Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible human rights record. They execute people there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because it’s a unique opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour works.

Mickelson released a statement at the time saying he was “deeply sorry” for the “reckless” remarks. He added on Wednesday: “I do not condone human rights violations in any way. No one here does… in the whole world. And I’m certainly aware of what happened with Jamal Khashoggi and I think it’s terrible.”

The Post’s Mark Cannizzaro was the first to report Monday that Mickelson would be attending LIV Golf’s inaugural event this week.

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