Six-time Major winner Phil Mickelson said the LIV Golf Series was “here to stay” and called on the PGA to work with the Saudi-backed Tour for the good of the sport.
This Tour was launched in June and has 12 major champions among its players, but the PGA, in an effort to limit the threat, has made sweeping changes, including increasing purses and introducing an insurance program gains.
Players who have joined the LIV Series are no longer eligible to participate in PGA Tour events.
“The PGA, over the last 20 or 30 years, has welcomed all the best players in the world. It will never be the case again. The LIV Golf Series is here to stay,” Mickelson said after turning in a minus-2 card after round one of the LIV event in Chicago on Friday.
“The best solution is for us to get together. I think the world of professional golf needs the old historical product “history of the game” that the PGA provides. I think LIV has a really cool, modern vibe that attracts a lot of young people.
“Both are good for golf and the inclusion of LIV in the ecosystem of the golf world is necessary. As soon as that happens, we will all start working together. It will be a really positive thing for everyone. »