Phil Mickelson believed his move to LIV Golf was going to give him a better opportunity to compete for professional wins as his game starts to decline. That hasn’t exactly been the case through two events, as the 52-year-old has shot over par five times in six rounds and hasn’t finished better than 33rd out of 48 players.
It’s been a rough start to his LIV Golf career, but it just proves he clearly couldn’t hack it on the PGA Tour any longer.
Phil Mickelson continues to embarrass himself with LIV Golf
P. Mickelson has become the face of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, but he hasn’t been a factor in either of the first two tournaments of the rival golf league.
In London earlier this month, Lefty started off strong with a 1-under par first round, but he shot 5-over and 6-over the next two days to finish in a tie for 33rd place at +10. His play didn’t improve when LIV Golf made its United States debut in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. Mickelson shot 75, 75, and 76 in the event to finish once again at 10-over par. This time, he tied for 40th place in the 48-man field.
Phil Mickelson did have some highlights at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club over the weekend, like this approach shot during his second round that set up an easy birdie:
But Lefty is simply not who he used to be as a golfer, and he may never reach that level again. The six-time major winner is 20-over par through six rounds of his LIV Golf Career, and he’s +41 over his last 13 professional rounds played.
P. Mickelson already embarrassed himself and ruined his reputation with his Saudi comments earlier this year, and now he’s doing the same on the golf course. It’s hard to believe anyone feels sorry for him at this point, though.
Keep cashing those checks, Phil.