News of the PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger has sent shockwaves not just through the golf world, but the entire sports world on Tuesday morning. For Phil Mickelson, it was just another day of being right.
Lefty has been adamant that the truth would come to light eventually, that LIV Golf would ultimately be a good thing for the sport and it’s “global growth.” After plenty of initial resistance, it appears PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, as well as DP World Tour commissioner Keith Pelley, have succumbed to that fact.
Upon reading the news, Mickelson sent exactly the tweet you’d expect him to send:
Awesome day today 😊 https://t.co/qUwVJiydym
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) June 6, 2023
Simple, to the point, and, in all honesty, kind of classy for a guy who loves to brag and dunk the basketball any chance he gets. We’re sure he’ll get around to doing that in due time, but for now he’s just smiling, nodding, and very likely thumbs-upping himself in the mirror. Give it an hour, and #PhilWasRight will be trending.
Here was fellow LIV golfer and PGA champion Brooks Koepka’s take:
Welfare Check on Chamblee
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 6, 2023
Straight for the jugular. Man needed a win after his Florida Ps took an absolute beating last night to go down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final.
Below is a mix of reactions from the rest of the golf world:
Love finding out info on twitter. This is amazing. Y’all should be ashamed and have a lot of questions to answer
— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) June 6, 2023
I’ve grown up being a fan of the 4 Aces. Maybe one day I get to play for them on the PGA Tour!
— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) June 6, 2023
Good time make a golf show! https://t.co/AQZc4KGOdY
— Chad Mumm (@chadmumm) June 6, 2023
Hideki could have bought spirit airlines if he had signed with liv tour.
— Byeong Hun An (@ByeongHunAn) June 6, 2023
Nothing like finding out through Twitter that we’re merging with a tour that we said we’d never do that with.
— Mackenzie Hughes (@MacHughesGolf) June 6, 2023
— Tyrrell Hatton (@TyrrellHatton) June 6, 2023
Tell me why Jay Monahan basically got a promotion to CEO of all golf in the world by going back on everything he said the past 2 years. The hypocrisy. Wish golf worked like that. I guess money always wins @PGATOUR
— Dylan Wu (@dylan_wu59) June 6, 2023
Wow Benedict…. I mean, Jay. Didn’t stand your ground very long.
— Ryan Blaum (@RBlaumGolf) June 6, 2023
Now that we’re all friends, is it too late for us to workshop some of these team names? pic.twitter.com/O8EDVqKClz
— max homa (@maxhoma23) June 6, 2023
Was having quite the nice practice session this morning too pic.twitter.com/qWBKuM2yHO
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) June 6, 2023
What a wild time to be alive (and also to be a golf fan).