Phil Mickelson is filling up his coffers quicker than he ever did on the PGA Tour while playing some of the worst golf of his career.
In any other year, before Saudi-backed LIV Golf burst onto the scene, Mickelson wouldn’t have made a cent on-course since February due to his diabolical form.
However, this is a new golf reality in which Mickelson is getting richer by the day — and handsomely so — regardless of results.
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According to reports, Mickelson is making a guaranteed $200 million (A$286.6m) to simply play on the LIV Golf circuit for at least three years.
That glorified appearance fee is more than double his prize money earnt in a 20-year PGA Tour career of $96,470,603.
He can also earn up to A$5.75m for winning a LIV event, and at least $172,000 for coming last.