Fred Couples, a PGA Tour loyalist, thinks Phil Mickelson is a bit nutty.
Couples spoke to Randy Youngman of the Orange County Register about a range of topics concerning the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, which has become a firebrand in the sport throughout its two-year existence.
The 63-year-old called Mickelson a “nutbag”, but clarified that he considers the lefty as one of the ten greatest golfers ever and “still” likes him.
Nevertheless, Couples felt Mickelson was wildly overpaid by LIV Golf considering his current abilities.
“If you’re willing to give Phil Mickelson $200 million at age 53 to shoot 74 and 75, God bless you,” Couples said.
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