Phil Mickelson believes that he is on the “winning side” of the split in professional men’s golf and reckons the game is “lucky” to have investment from Saudi Arabia.
Mickelson’s previous admission that the Saudis were “scary m************” to get involved with had threatened the launch of LIV Golf, the breakaway circuit of 54-hole, 48-man events funded by the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The six-time major winner subsequently apologised and also pledged to keep his opinions to himself going forward, but did not hold back on Thursday ahead of the seventh event in the LIV Golf Invitational Series in Jeddah.
“The game of golf is very lucky to have the PIF invest in the game,” Mickelson said in a press conference at Royal Greens Country Club.
“The sport of golf is being influxed with billions of dollars now, and the ability to go global and make golf a truly global sport is…