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McIlroy: Nobody with a logical view of golf could agree with Mickelson’s latest comments



Last week at LIV Golf Jeddah, Phil Mickelson made some interesting comments claiming that the PGA Tour is “trending downwards”.

“We play against a lot of the best players in the world on LIV and there are a lot of the best players in the world on the PGA Tour. And until some of the — well until both sides sit down and have a conversation and work something out, both sides are going to continue to change and evolve.

“And I see LIV Golf trending upwards, I see the PGA Tour trending downwards and I love the side that I’m on.”

Jon Rahm, who has a good relationship with Mickelson and has been relatively fair to those who’ve joined LIV Golf, spoke at this week’s CJ CUP, disputing Phil’s claim.

“I really, I really don’t know why he said that. There’s been some changes being made, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going down, right? I truly don’t know why he said that. Don’t know. I really, I really don’t know. I think there’s some great changes being made and great changes for the players on the Tour. I truly don’t know what drove him to say something like that.”

Now, Rory McIlroy, who’s become the face and leader of the PGA Tour, has addressed Mickelson’s comments. McIlroy has been one of the most vocal players on the PGA Tour in speaking out against LIV and those who’ve joined.

“I guess for them to be talking the way they are, it’s bold and it’s, you know, I think there’s a ton of propaganda being used and all sorts of stuff. I certainly don’t see the PGA Tour trending downward at all. All the talent, most, 95 per cent of the talent, is here. You’ve got people like Tom Kim coming through who that’s the future of our game.”

“I don’t agree with what Phil said last week. I understand why he said it because of the position he is in, but I don’t think anyone that takes a logical view of the game of golf can agree with what he said.”

McIlroy also said that the “disruptive” LIV players have put “the golf world in flux”.

“I think the people that have decided to stay here and play these tournaments, they or we haven’t done anything differently than what we’ve always done, right? We’re playing these events, we’re PGA Tour members, we’re sticking to the system that has traditionally been there. The guys that have went over to LIV, they have – they’re the ones that have made the disruption, they’re the ones that have sort of put the golf world in flux right now.”

McIlroy has a chance to jump Scottie Scheffler as the number one ranked player in the OWGR this week if he can manage to win the CJ CUP at Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina.

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    Oct 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Phil’s $200m richer. And he’ll never be let back into the PGA. So he may as well play the cards he drew.

  2. Kelly

    Oct 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Feel his lips ? with what? You incomplete MOron, Billy Ho becomes billy who and rory boo becomes just another.

    Would Phil receive the same empathy if his addiction were to the whorehouse rather than the casino ??? And what happened to 2nd chances ?

    What about Amy?
    #Fuckcancer ALL CANCER

  3. geohogan

    Oct 20, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Like the other narcissist of our time, Phil
    cant stand , not to be in the news. Narcissists are
    very news worthy, dont you know?

    Taking lessons from his psycho logist on empathy
    is akin to trying to teach a dental patient who
    had his gums frozen to feel his lips.
    Only homo sapien evolved with capacity(amygdala)for empathy… cant be taught.

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‘You’re f***ing hilarious, aren’t you?’ – Shane Lowry snaps at spectator during WGC Match Play



It’s been a struggle for Shane Lowry throughout his career at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. Since 2019, the Irishman is now 3-6 at the event prior to the 2023 version of the event.

The struggles continued on Wednesday for Lowry as he found himself two down to Taylor Montgomery on the 17th hole when a fan said something to him after his tee shot.

The frustration finally showed through and Lowry snapped back at the fan.

“You’re f***ing hilarious ,aren’t you?”

Laura Davies on Sky Sports reacted immediately, saying “Apologies for the language.”

Lowry will give it another crack tomorrow as he faces off against Mackenzie Hughes on Thursday at 11:59 A.M. EDT.

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Ex-Golf Channel host Holly Sonders returns to sports in new NSFW venture



Holly Sanders, who was a host on Golf Channel working on “School of Golf” and “Playing Lesson with the Pros,” before going to Fox Sports until 2019.

According to her post on Twitter, the 34-year-old is about to be back in the world of sports in the form of a topless sports league.

Sonders also made an Instagram post about her new venture, saying she was still looking to “add talent” to the league.


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“I will be watching over all operations making sure the content is of the highest quality possible, and that the girls are safe, having fun and enjoying themselves. This league is owned by women and will be run by women. Feminists should praise this as it’s creating opportunities for women.”

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Nelly Korda responds to fans following ‘wardrobe malfunction’ in latest video



LPGA Tour superstar Nelly Korda recently signed a deal with both TaylorMade and Nike. In a promotional Instagram video for TaylorMade, Korda was hitting the Stealth 2 driver.

The post read: #Fargiveness with a view. ? #TeamTaylorMade is gearing up for a big week in Arizona and striping their #Stealth2Drivers around Superstition Mountain.”


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However, the post didn’t go as planned, with some users comparing Korda to Rickie Fowler because of her wardrobe choice, while one user simply said: “Orange pants with red shoes? Bruh for real?”

Korda responded on Instagram shortly after, saying “Don’t hate me for my Orange pants and red shoes,” she wrote. “It was a bit of a wardrobe malfunction.”

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