All smiles Phil Mickelson cultivates his “rebel” side for his first public appearance in 4 months

The American southpaw took part in the opening night of the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series in London on Tuesday and the least we can say is that his decision to leave the PGA Tour didn’t really look like much. affect it.

Black leather jacket, “top gun” mustache, Phil Mickelson embraces his rebellious side.

24 hours after announcing his desire to leave the PGA Tour to play on the circuit Greg Norman financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) which offered him a golden bridge despite vitriolic statements against the Saudi regime, the Californian left-hander took part in the evening during which the captains unveiled the name and composition of their team.

Indeed, in addition to being an individual tournament, the 8 events of the LIV Golf Invitational Series are also sanctioned by a team classification with extremely generous prizes, read here.

All smiles alongside Dustin Johnson, Kevin Na, Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia or Lee Westwood and Ian Poulterthe captain of the “Hy Flyers” joined on stage Greg Norman.

The list of team names and their logo have also been widely commented on social media.

Free broadcast on Youtube and on the official website

It should be noted that the broadcast of the tournament, which risks diverting players from sporting values, from the secular traditions of golf by removing the notion of competition in favor of show and money, is available free of charge on Youtube or on the official website of the new platform.

How not to worry indeed to note that players like Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter or Martin Kaymer who made the great hours of the RyderCupfor example, are more interested in the millions of these “exhibition” events without a cut, reserved for a few “happy few”, than the ancestral events of the historic circuits where there is healthy competition, a sporting challenge and which requires surpassing oneself?

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