Following his opening spherical on the FedEx St. Jude Championship, a reporter requested Rory McIlroy to share his ideas on Billy Walters’ excerpt, which detailed Phil Mickelson’s playing habits over the previous three many years.
“At the least he can wager on the Ryder Cup this yr as a result of he received’t be part of it,” McIlroy snipped.
[Mickelson] was so assured that he requested me to position a $400,000 wager for him on the U.S. crew to win,” Walters wrote. “I couldn’t imagine what I used to be listening to.”
“‘Have you ever misplaced your f***ing thoughts?’ I instructed him. ‘Don’t you keep in mind what occurred to Pete Rose? You’re seen as a modern-day Arnold Palmer,’ I added. ‘You’d threat all that for this? I would like no a part of it.’”
“‘Alright, alright,’ he replied.”
Mickelson denied these claims, noting he had by no means wager on the Ryder Cup.
“Whereas it’s well-known that I at all times get pleasure from a pleasant wager on the course, I’d by no means undermine the integrity of the sport,” Mickelson stated on his Twitter web page.
But, the six-time main champion didn’t deny the opposite allegations, together with shedding over $100 million over the previous three many years and wagering $1 billion throughout that very same interval.
It isn’t shocking Mickelson took to Twitter to touch upon this story; he has been very lively on the platform over the previous few years.
He has not been afraid to throw a jab in McIlroy’s course, both.
“As worn out as McIlroy was after the Masters and his want for an low season, LIV could be excellent for him,” Mickelson tweeted. “Downside is, I don’t suppose there’s a crew that wishes him on it as a result of they’d should take care of all his BS.”
As worn out as Mclroy was after the Masters and his want for an off season, LIV could be excellent for him. Downside is I don’t suppose there’s a crew that wishes him on it as a result of they’d should take care of all his bs.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) June 3, 2023
McIlroy has chastised LIV Golf since its inception whereas supporting the PGA Tour.
Mickelson, in the meantime, has been LIV Golf’s most outstanding advocate since early 2022.
Resulting from his affiliation with the Saudi-backed circuit, Mickelson will not be eligible for the Ryder Cup in 2023. That might change within the years forward, however for now, Mickelson is not going to signify Staff USA in Italy.
His absence may very well be seen as an unlucky circumstance for golf followers in every single place, as a Mickelson-McIlroy match throughout Sunday singles could be must-watch tv.