Phil Mickelson slipped out of the US Open thanks to a greasy stain he drank with no richer than an appearance in Brookline, Mass. He missed his chance after 3 innings Friday put him at +11 after 36 holes, and if you don’t make it to the last two days of the tournament you won’t get a dime for the payouts. your unpaid gambling debt.
That’s not a fair practice and not great for lesser players without a bankroll full of blood. However, I will make an exception for Mickelson and nine other visiting LIV golfers who do not receive their (legal) payday.
It wasn’t a great performance for any LIV player, with 10 out of 15 current or soon-to-be LIV members. no more playing. The most notable names besides Mickelson are Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na and Louis Oosthuizen. Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed have the best records with each getting +1.
Refusing to speak to the media until Friday, Johnson break his silence after the cutand perhaps the avoidance should continue.
“I really didn’t notice any difference,” he said after the round. “Obviously, any time it comes to the US Open, it’s a great event. You know it would be a good thing. Feels like I’m playing pretty well. Just a little tightening and the weekend is over.”
It’s a pretty innocuous quote the first time you read it, then you realize you’re so numb to the way the rich normalize capitalism at any cost that you don’t even bother about it. being fired by Johnson. Not noticing the difference is a problem. Just because your dreams aren’t haunted by the ghosts of current Saudi Arabia doesn’t mean your conscience should be clear.
That’s behavior befitting a social killer, something like Mickelson said, “I missed competing, but I also enjoyed a good time” after finishing a major tournament he and his LIV mercenaries robbed. No one wants to hear that you had a great vacation. They wanted stories about a man struggling with this decision.
I also”said “through the USGA transcript because he didn’t speak to the media after Friday’s round. Great way to insulate Leftie guys. It’s almost sickening as fans compliment his calves and wish him a happy birthday. According to the transcript, Mickelson Kudos to golf supporters at the US Open.
“The fans here are always great, and they really support all sports. I love that we bring golf here because they create a really special atmosphere.”
Thankfully, a few fearless Massholes gave him the “You think you’re better than me” treatment. One shouted, “Ya sold out!” while another asserted “Greed is good, Phil! Greed is good!” According to Golf Digest.
There is also a “Boo!” sound on the tee box in sixth on Thursday, followed by “We hate you, Phil!” (Another person reminded Mickelson for blocking him on Twitter, which was a way to blow the opportunity.)
That said, those outspoken people are heathens, which, according to the Golf Digest article, shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone including sports. Fans are happy to overlook the stealthy behavior of their favorite athletes and lend the support style that gives LIV golfers easy access to their evil crusade.
Have no number of massage therapy lawsuits that would lead every fan to believe that Deshaun Watson did the atrocities he is accused of. And LIV players don’t break the rules, so it’s hard to hope there are enough golf enthusiasts to make the big tournaments so frustrating for the LIV team that they don’t want to come back.
I would love if Richard Kiel and a bloodthirsty gallery chased every unscrupulous bastard off the grounds of the Country Club in slow motion. That will never happen, however, and once the anger subsides, the disdain of signing up for the LIV tournament will be a greasy footnote like the ones that come with a career. of so many athletes whose bad choices have been excused.
All that remains to be done is to be extremely petty and even more interested in the likes of Phil and a bunch of his buddies who missed their chance and left the U.S. Open nothing but Ls as souvenir.