For the record, the 2022 golf season has been quite the wild ride so far. After the massive party that was the WM Open last weekend, we didn’t think things could get much more intense. Enter Phil Mickelson, who is on a pressure campaign against the PGA Tour. He again fired off comments directly attacking the league. There was no shortage of opinions to follow after fellow pros are finding it harder to ignore the elephant in the room. One thing’s for sure, Lefty won’t give up until his voice is heard.
Here’s the top stories in golf this week…
Pro Goes on Social Media Rant After Penalty, Rules Official Responds
When Charley Hoffman exited the TPC Scottsdale course on Friday afternoon, he was not pleased. His 72-hole even-par round was just inside the cut line, although he felt it should have been two strokes lower. Hoffman’s frustrations stemmed from a double bogey he carded on the par-5 13th hole earlier in the day. The four-time PGA Tour winner was enraged by the way the story unfolded, and he expressed his displeasure on social media after the round…
Did You Catch Koepka’s Super Bowl Ad? See How It Ranked
Brooks Koepka had a big day on Sunday. After finishing T-3 at the WM Phoenix Open alongside Xander Schauffele and Sahith Theegala, the 31-year-old was featured in two Super Bowl ads. Every year since 1989, the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter has been a live poll for fans to vote on their best advertisements during the game. See the commercials and read the reviews inside.
Mickelson Just Blocked Everyone on Twitter
A succession of golf writers, fans, and pros failed to make the cut this week after Phil Mickelson went on a Twitter blocking spree. Mickelson has become the topic of the golfing world after blasting the PGA Tour of “obnoxious greed” on social media. Rumors are circulating that he will soon be jumping from the PGA Tour to a new Saudi Golf League. Mickelson is said to have been given a large sum of money to join Greg Norman’s upcoming new golf super league, which is also hoping to recruit other major names like Bryson DeChambeau.
Tiger Gets Honest About His Future at Genesis Press Conference
He’s “Mr. Woods” now. But that doesn’t mean he’s easing into retirement just yet. The “Mr. Woods” moniker came courtesy of Aaron Beverly, who sat to Woods’ right in the media center and is playing in this week’s Genesis Invitational as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Exemption. Sifford, who Woods fondly refers to as “Grandpa Charlie,” was the first Black golfer to play on the PGA Tour. He would have turned 100 this year. Woods is 46. Beverly is 27.
Mickelson’s Still Coming for the PGA Tour, Calling it a ‘Dictatorship’
Phil Mickelson, in an interview with the Fire Pit Collective’s Alan Shipnuck, said he has recruited three other players to the Saudi-based golf league and that he and other players paid attorneys to construct the proposed Super Golf League’s operating agreement. Mickelson told Shipnuck his issues with the tour’s governance. In Mickelson’s estimation, the tour pretends itself as a democracy but acts as a “dictatorship.” See why he says he’d rather deal with ‘scary m–fer’s’ than back down from his battle with the PGA Tour.