How the leaderboard may look for Phil Mickelson in the Saudi Golf League...

This golf meme could show a glimpse into the future if Phil Mickelson decided to play on the controversial Saudi Golf League.

Matt Chivers's picture
Thu, 24 Feb 2022
How the leaderboard may look for Phil Mickelson in the Saudi Golf League...

It has been a quite staggering and surreal few days in the life and the career of Phil Mickelson, who is one of the best players to ever pick up a golf club.

Whatever you think of his off-the-record/on-the-record words to Alan Shipnuck and his statement on Tuesday night, Mickelson is on his way to tarnishing his reputation on the PGA Tour.

After supposedly entering into an agreement with the Saudis to gain leverage to improve the PGA Tour, also describing the people he was allegedly working with as "scary motherf***ers," how does he come back from this?

It will certainly be interesting to discover when the six-time major champion returns to his playing career on the PGA Tour. He declared that he needs time off in his statement two days ago.

Some golf fans have criticised the 51-year-old, the winner of 45 tour titles, but some golf fans have decided to make light of the situation by producing some memes.


One that caught our eye was a graphic created that showed Mickelson at the top of the leaderboard of the 2023 Timbuktu Scorched Earth Invitational Limited.

Although the leaderboard shows that Lefty is 4-over-par, he is still leading in a field that shows just nine players, two of which have been disqualified and one player is 40-over-par.

In recent weeks, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele have all committed their futures to the PGA Tour.

This meme above refers to the fact that very few players have committed to the Saudi golf league and if this was to be an event, then there would be very few players in the field.

McIlroy described the Saudi golf league as "dead in the water" and perhaps he is right, for now.