Mickelson’s Comments Raise Eyebrows at European Tour Group
Golf legend Phil Mickelson predicts more exciting matchups between LIV players on the DP World Tour, as he believes they will win their arbitration case against the organization. The ongoing dispute between LIV and DP World Tour has added extra excitement to recent matches, such as the Dubai Desert Classic duel between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed. Reed, who is a LIV player, is allowed to play on the DP World Tour due to a stay on suspensions imposed, until the case goes before Sport Resolutions UK on February 6th. LIV players believe they should have the right to play on both the DP World Tour and the Saudi Arabian-backed circuit. Mickelson, who will be competing in the Asia Tour’s Saudi Invitational this Thursday, believes that the LIV players will win the case, leading to more thrilling head-to-head competitions like the Dubai Desert Classic.
Mickelson’s prediction is likely to spark controversy at the European Tour Group’s Wentworth headquarters. The arbitration case is expected to last five days, but a verdict may not be announced for several weeks. Mickelson’s switch to LIV in 2022 was met with criticism and was also a subpar year for his on-course performance. However, he is determined to put the past behind him and strive for a better year.