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Phil Mickelson ‘very happy’ for PGA player after announced changes

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Phil Mickelson may no longer be a part of the future of the PGA Tour, but the six-time major winner will hear the voices of top players following news that the Tour will be making big changes heading into the 2023 season. I am glad that

Mickelson makes a jump LIV Golf Invitational Series In a recent interview earlier this year, LIV said it created “a truly unique opportunity for players and fans” while “creating a huge disruption to the sport of golf.”

The LIV Golf Boston Invitational kicked off at the International Golf Course. Phil Mickelson practiced on the putting green.

The LIV Golf Boston Invitational kicked off at the International Golf Course. Phil Mickelson practiced on the putting green.
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That “chaos” caused PGA TOUR CHANGES, In August, it was announced that PGA Tour card holders would commit to attending 20 events a year. This includes 12 promotion events featuring $20 million in prize money and the top 20 players.

When asked about the change, Mickelson told Sports Illustrated, “Well, they’re getting a lot for it.” And I am very happy that those events are taking place.”

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Team Captain Phil Mickelson of the Hy Flyers GC on the practice range on day one of the LIV Golf Invitational on September 2, 2022 at The Oaks Golf Course at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Team Captain Phil Mickelson of the Hy Flyers GC on the practice range on day one of the LIV Golf Invitational on September 2, 2022 at The Oaks Golf Course at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts.
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Mickelson said he has had numerous discussions with PGA Tour leaders over the past few years about making similar changes.

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“I think a lot of my conversations with[former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim]Finchem have been pretty well documented going back 15, 18 years, even a year ago[with Commissioner Jay Monahan]. ‘ said Mickelson. “So it may not be necessary to go into all the details. But some of the similarities are interesting.”

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Mickelson was one of the first golfers to jump to the LIV. find yourself in hot water In February, after saying in an interview with the Fire Pit Collective that the Saudi-backed tour gave the PGA Tour “leverage”.

Mickelson lost multiple sponsors after the interview, including longtime sponsor KPMG.

High Flyers GC team captain Phil Mickelson shot from the 5th tee at the LIV Golf Invitational — Pro-Am in front of Boston at The Oaks Golf Course at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts on September 1, 2022 to play

High Flyers GC team captain Phil Mickelson shot from the 5th tee at the LIV Golf Invitational — Pro-Am in front of Boston at The Oaks Golf Course at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts on September 1, 2022 to play
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“I would have done it differently. Absolutely,” Mickelson told SI. Keep working on this yourself, try to get better in many ways.

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“I believe things are working out the way they should be, and that the top players have a say and are really valued for what they bring to the table and how they drive the game of golf. I’m very happy to be with you. We both liked doing different things, but I’m very happy that we’re both doing things well.”

Mickelson said he was “incredibly grateful” for the 30 years he spent on the PGA Tour, but he is now focused on LIV golf.

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“I said I’m moving on, but I should have added that I’m very grateful to the PGA Tour,” Mickelson said. , the opportunity you gave my family.I am so grateful to the PGA Tour.I am moving forward.I am going in a different direction and really trying to help.Take LIV Golf to where I want it to be. Go and what it offers is the opportunity to bring world-class golf to the world.”

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