Golf fans RIP Phil Mickelson for wearing jogger-style trousers

Golf fans were not holding back on Twitter as they ripped Phil Mickelson for wearing joggers on the final day of the Travelers Championship.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2020

When it comes to crowd favourites in golf, Phil Mickelson has always been up there as one of the most loved golfers to ever play on the PGA Tour, but that didn't stop golf fans around the world grilling him for his choice of trousers for Sunday's final round at the Travelers Championship.

Mickelson, who was playing his first event since turning 50 earlier this month, led the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after the opening two rounds.

The five-time major champion played alongside two of the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour on Thursday and Friday, in Bryson DeChambeau and World No.1 Rory McIlroy.

With McIlroy and DeChambeau finding plenty of distance off the tee, Mickelson was hitting a few bombs of his own and played some brilliant golf, opening with a 6-under par round of 64 on Thursday and going one better with a 63 on Friday.

"There's some holes I can open it up and try to hit driver, but really I just want to get it in play on a lot of holes and let my wedges take over, and I've hit a lot of good wedge shots this week," said Mickelson on Friday, as he went into the weekend with a one-shot lead.

Mickelson became the first 50-year-old to hold a 36-hole lead at a PGA Tour event since Fred Couples did at the 2012 Masters at the age of 52.

Unfortunately for Mickelson, his fine form that saw him take the lead after the first two days was nowhere to be seen over the weekend, shooting a 1-over par round of 70 on both days, sending him tumbling down the leaderboard into T24 at 11-under par.

Mickelson had already grabbed everyone's attention by rocking some pretty out-there sunglasses during the tournament, but on Sunday his decision to wear the jogger-style golf trousers seemed to get the world talking.

There were some mixed opinions but it's safe to say most golf fans weren't too keen on Mickelson's attire and took to Twitter to display their disapproval. 

Check out some of the tweets or read the replies to Golf Digest in the tweet below to see more:

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