Phil Mickelson’s Golf LIV He’s not afraid to shoot shots on social media.
Mickelson made an excavation in Rory McIlroy on Friday by responding on Twitter to a video of McIlroy saying he wished there was an offseason on the PGA Tour.
«We’ve all been advocating for an offseason and there are certain reasons why guys want … it’s very hard trying to play your best golf when you’re really thinking about your golf swing«McIlroy said Friday during the Memorial Tournament. «So that offseason time would be good to work on his mechanics and his fundamentals so he has that in bed so he can roll going into most of the season.»
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Mickelson then responded to the video posted to social media, digging into McIlroy in the process.
«Despite how exhausted Mclroy (sic) was after the Masters and his need for a [offseason]LIV would be perfect for him,» Mickelson wrote. «The problem is I don’t think there’s a team that wants him because they’d have to deal with all their bs.»
Multiple golfers who joined LIV Golf commented on how the ability to play less golf influenced their decision to leave the PGA tour.
In late May, Mickelson said that playing for LIV was the best way to prepare for golf’s big four due to the lighter playing schedule.
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«Love LIV or hate it, it’s the best way/Tour to be the best in the majors,» Mickelson wrote on Twitter. «Enough events to keep you sharp, fresh and ready, but without burning yourself out from too many tournaments or obligations. 14 LIV events, 34 weeks left to prepare for all 4 majors. Fact.»
McIlroy skipped the RBC Heritage the week after missing the cut at the teachers 2023saying that he needed time out of the game.
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«I needed a break for myself. I think after the Augusta disappointment, and then it’s been a pretty grueling 12 months mentally, so it was good to try to tune out a bit and get away from it,» McIlroy told Golf. Channel. «It’s good to come back and feel refreshed, and I think we’re in for quite a busy run from now until after the playoffs, so I’m excited to get started.»
McIlroy is in contention in the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.