LIV Golf’s slogan is golf, but louder — a 180 from the typically hush atmosphere at most tournaments.
It certainly was on Friday when the third event in the controversial new league teed off at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. As Phil Mickelson was about to get underway for his shotgun start on the par-3 16th, a man heckled him by shouting, “Do it for the Saudi Royal Family!”
LIV Golf has come under fire for being bankrolled by the Public Investment Fund, which is controlled by Saudi Arabia, and drawn the ire of 9/11 groups this week in particular for its connections to the country.
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Mickelson backed away from his ball, the crowd groused, and he gathered himself. Then, he knocked his tee shot into a greenside bunker. He…