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Phil Mickelson hints that he’s ready to drop out of lawsuit against PGA Tour

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Phil Mickelson is still searching for any semblance of his best golf game as he prepares to tee it up in the LIV Golf Series in Chicago this week.

The 52-year-old has struggled mightily on the course in 2022, which will not be a surprise to some, with Mickelson suffering through one of the most tumultuous years any golfer has faced off the course.

Mickelson is currently part of an antitrust lawsuit against the Tour; however, speaking in Chicago this week, Lefty revealed that he is considering dropping out of the suit.

“I haven’t done anything yet, but now that LIV is involved, it’s not necessary for me to be a part of it. I currently still am [part of the lawsuit]. I don’t know what I’m really going to do. The only reason for me to stay in it is damages, which, I don’t really want or need anything.”

Per the lawsuit, Mickelson was first suspended for two months by the Tour on March 22 for attempting to recruit players to LIV.

In a recent interview with Bob Harig of Sports Illustrated, Mickelson stated that he believes his “legacy is being built right now” and that he is confident that LIV and PGA Tour will find some common ground in the future.

“I think we’re in a bit of a grace period before it all works itself out. I believe it will in time. I believe these organizations will come together in time and find a solution. The upside is tremendously high, especially on a global scale. So I’ve moved forward to try and help promote that and LIV Golf.’’

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  1. Chuck

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    “Damages.”

    That’s right. And in making a claim for damages, the plaintiffs — including Mickelson — will need to answer discovery requests about their personal financial conditions as they make claims for what I’d presume were enormous personal financial damages due to the tortious misconduct of the defendant.

    And oh wow; just maybe Phil didn’t want to get into that sort of discovery of his personal finances.

  2. Bob Gags on PGA

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:52 am

    LIV has a better fan experience than any PGA event.

  3. Bob

    Sep 16, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Greed has blinded. This isn’t Saudi Arabia, Phil, and you aren’t special. You’re just a court jester. An entertainer and nothing more. The lawsuit had no merit from the start.

    You wrote your own professional obituary, Phil, and nobody but your family and drunk gambler friends are coming. Don’t fornicate with the moneychangers in your next life.

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Charlie Woods gives first interview after firing 68 at Notah Begay qualifying event

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Over the weekend, Charlie Woods participated in the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

With his dad on his bag, Charlie did not disappoint.

Charlie finished tied for fourth in the Boys 12-13 division thanks to a career low four-under 68.

After his round, Charlie gave an interview and in the process gave a lot of credit to the fifteen-time major champion helping him out throughout the event.

“Dad told me to stay patient. I just played steady golf,” Charlie said.

I’m sure we will hear a lot more of the name “Charlie Woods” in the coming years.

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‘He didn’t look right’ – Tiger’s mobility issues reportedly continue as he caddies for son Charlie

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Charlie Woods played in a junior golf tournament and shot a career low 68 on his way to a second-place finish.

As great as the performance was for Charlie, a big part of the story was who he had on his bag. That’s right, his dad.

Tiger Woods caddied for Charlie during the event, and according to those in attendance, he “didn’t look right.”

According to @TWLegion on Twitter, the man who took a picture of Tiger Woods said he was in a cart all day and didn’t look completely healthy.

This adds further speculation to the health concerns of Tiger Woods. Many speculated that his lack of presence at the Presidents Cup was odd, considering he could have used a cart like the other captains of the American team. He was on the phone with Davis Love III during the match, but it was reported that he wasn’t in attendance due to “physical limitations.”

The last time we saw Tiger on the golf course — a missed cut at The Open in July — he didn’t look like he was ready to play professional golf competitively. Although his caddie Joe LaCava has speculated that we could see Woods tee it up a few times prior to the Masters in 2023, the recent developments don’t seem promising.

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‘I was pretty p****d off’ – Justin Thomas on Si-Woo Kim’s shush celebration during feisty Sunday clash

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With the Internationals down four points heading into Sunday singles in the Presidents Cup, The United States threw out their de-facto leader Justin Thomas in the first match of the day. In a match where it was crucial to set the tone, International Team captain Trevor Immelmann surprisingly chose Si Woo Kim to counter Thomas.

The South Korean did not disappoint, and although the United States went on to win pretty comfortably, Kim did his job in defeating Thomas by 1-up.

Tensions ran high throughout the day, with Thomas seemingly upset over Kim’s unwillingness to concede a few short putts early in the match.

It was a bit surprising to see Thomas take exception with Kim’s insistence that he finish out some short putts, considering that the Internationals needed to make up quite a large deficit. Additionally, Thomas had been a stickler all week about giving his opponents anything that bordered on “a gimme”.

After a big par putt on the 15th, a clearly emotional “JT” gave a big fist pump in celebration. Usually quite reserved, Si Woo Kim took notice and quieted the crowd after a big par save to match Thomas.

Once again, Thomas took exception to Si Woo, admitting after the match that he was “p***** off “at Kim’s theatrics.

“Honestly, at the time, I was pretty p***** off,” said Thomas afterwards. “I think when you’re in the moment, when you’re on the other side of it, it’s something that gets you motivated, gets you pumped up a little bit.”

When asked about his reaction to the made putt, Kim said he saw Patrick Reed do the celebration at the 2014 Ryder Cup and wanted to do something to match Thomas’ energy.

“I saw that Patrick [Reed] did it before, and yeah, JT give me fist pump, and then I had to do it. And I had to make it, and I made it. Then, like, yeah, I had to do something. I think that give me more energy.”

After all was said and done, Thomas admitted that Kim had the right to celebrate his victory.

“He hit the shots and made the putts better than I did the last three holes or, really, the last nine holes when he needed to,” said Thomas. “So, I can say whatever I want about it, but he beat me. So he has the upper hand on me. But we won the Cup so that’s all that matters.”

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