Tiger Woods doesn’t consider Phil Mickelson deserves an apology, however the LIV defector is saying that’s what could be required for him to think about rejoining the PGA Tour if that turns into an choice.
Mickelson voiced that opinion on Twitter/X in response to an article explaining what to make of the “Participant Profit Program” (PBP) that PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan famous in his memo to gamers final week. Although it’s unclear precisely the way it will work, the PBP will function a mechanism to reward gamers who remained loyal to the PGA Tour as a substitute of leaping ship to Saudi-backed LIV Golf.
Along with putting in the PBP, the PGA Tour can also be evaluating the potential for sanctioning gamers who left for LIV if the 2 rival circuits merge as they’re making an attempt to do. “A activity drive is evaluating creating potential pathways again to the PGA Tour for LIV gamers who want to reapply sooner or later,” per Monahan’s memo.
Breaking down the memo for golf publication The Fried Egg, Andy Johnson theorized that the potential penalties handed down by Monahan and his activity drive won’t be uniform and can goal some LIV defectors over others.
“If I needed to guess, the extent of self-discipline will fluctuate relying on stated participant’s standing within the sport in addition to how they left the Tour,” he wrote. “Some professional golfers is likely to be taking part in below the identical guidelines as us mere mortals: in case you depart your earlier employer in a contentious method, it may have some down-the-road ramifications. Gamers who publicly and loudly went after the PGA Tour and took part within the lawsuit towards it is going to possible be given no favors. Assume Pat Perez, Talor Gooch and Phil Mickelson.”
Made conscious of Johnson’s opinion, Mickelson sounded off. “What a colossal waste of time,” he tweeted. “Not a single participant on LIV desires to play PGA Tour. It will require a public apology and restitution to LIV gamers for paying hundreds of thousands to Clout media to disparage all of us. A greater subject is future sanctions for the numerous gamers who now come to LIV.” (A public relations agency that labored as an advocacy group for 9/11 victims to push again towards LIV and its backers, Clout Public Affairs was employed by the PGA however has ended that association following the merger plans.)
The PGA Tour is predicted to announce its 2024 schedule quickly. Don’t anticipate the announcement to incorporate an apology to Mickelson or anybody else.
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