Phil Mickelson taunted on Twitter over LIV Golf draft

Phil Mickelson’s latest appearance has not gone unnoticed by Twitter.

The social media platform had a field day after Mickelson’s performance on Tuesday night at the LIV Golf draft event in London, where the 51-year-old golfer went out wearing a black shirt, dark trousers and a leather jacket with smooth hair.

“Why does Phil Mickelson look like he might be cast in a Wild Hogs sequel?” joked one userwhile another posted“@philmickelson and @djohnsonpga look like the villains of the late ’90s.”

Phil Mickelson attends the LIV Golf draft event on June 7, 2022 in London
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Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at the LIV Golf Draft Event in London June 7, 2022
Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson at the LIV Golf Draft Event in London June 7, 2022
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Although Mickelson’s appearance also drew comparisons all from Nicolas Cage to a vampire hunterPaige Spiranac had a pretty microphone reaction, tweeting“Boys trying to make eye contact with a girl with big breasts.”

Spiranac’s latest statement about Mickelson follows an earlier statement she made this week, expressing how she wishes athletes would say how much the financial aspect probably played into their decision to move to LIV Golf, as both Mickelson and Dustin Johnson reportedly has nine banks. find pay days to play in the Saudi-backed tour.

“These elaborate statements are annoying. No one going on the LIV trip actually cares about the progress of the game. I wish they just said ‘because there’s a lot of money'” she tweeted Monday.

Phil Mickelson goes on stage during the LIV Golf draft event in London on June 7, 2022
Phil Mickelson goes on stage during the LIV Golf draft event in London on June 7, 2022
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Phil Mickelson during a training round ahead of Saudi International in February 2022
Phil Mickelson during a training round ahead of Saudi International in February 2022
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Mickelson jumped back into the spotlight after controversial comments about the Saudis earlier this year. He opened his LIV press conference on Wednesday by apologizing for the statements.

“There are many things I regret, and I’m sorry for the wound it has inflicted on many people,” Mickelson said.

Mickelson had publicly resigned in February after telling journalist Alan Shipnuck, who wrote a biography of the golfer, that the Saudis are “scary grandmothers to be involved in.”

“We know they killed [Washington Post reporter Jamal] Khashoggi and has a terrible overview of human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. When I know all this, why should I consider it at all? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape the PGA Tour. ”

Mickelson at the time made a statement in which he said he was “deeply sorry” for the “ruthless” comments. He added on Wednesday: “I do not tolerate human rights violations at all. No one here does it… in the whole world. And I’m absolutely aware of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, and I think that’s awful. “

The Posts’ Mark Cannizzaro was the first to report Monday that Mickelson would attend LIV Golf’s first event this week.