PGA Tour legend Phil Mickelson is in sizzling water over his latest feedback in regards to the Saudi backed Super Golf League (SGL).
Author Alan Shipnuck printed an excerpt final week for his upcoming biography of Mickelson, wherein the six-time Major champion stated he was wanting previous the Saudis human rights violations with a purpose to acquire leverage with the PGA Tour. Mickelson has been outspoken towards the PGA Tour for its greed and has threatened to affix the upstart SGL.
“They’re scary … to get involved with,” Mickelson stated. “We know they killed [Washington Post columnist Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”
Mickelson confronted backlash from lots of his fellow colleagues on Tour, together with Rory McIlroy, who known as Mickelson’s feedback “naive, selfish, egotistical, ignorant.” KPMG additionally ended its relationship with Mickelson over his feedback.
OutKick’s Clay Travis known as out the truth that the NBA and different corporations haven’t been criticized for his or her dealings with China amid the continuing genocide towards Muslim Uyghurs. The distinction, Travis stated, is that Mickelson was open about it — and that’s why he’s going through an uproar.
“So Phil Mickelson is in trouble for saying out loud he was willing to negotiate with a country with human rights issues, despite the fact that many athletes and leagues do the exact same thing, but keep it quiet?” Travis tweeted Wednesday. “In different phrases, Mickelson’s in bother for saying the quiet half out loud.
“Nike, the NBA, Apple, all of them do the same thing with China that Phil was considering doing with Saudi Arabia. They just keep quiet about it and rely on idiots not to notice.”
Mickelson has since apologized for the feedback, releasing an announcement through Twitter Tuesday.
“I have made a lot of mistakes in my life and many have been shared with the public,” Mickelson wrote. “My intent was never to hurt anyone and I’m sorry to the people I have negatively impacted. This has always been about supporting the players and I appreciate all the people who have given me the benefit of doubt.”
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