Lefty to major champ and PGA Tour star: "You have no reason to join LIV Golf"

Phil Mickelson reportedly told multiple major winner and PGA Tour star Jon Rahm the Spaniard had absolutely no reason to join LIV Golf.

Lefty to major champ and PGA Tour star: "You have no reason to join LIV Golf"
Lefty to major champ and PGA Tour star: "You have no reason to join LIV…

Phil Mickelson reportedly told Jon Rahm on numerous occasions the Spaniard had "absolutely no reason" to join LIV Golf. 

Rahm made the revelation during his recent appearance on the Golf Sin Etiquetas podcast. 

In the very same chat Rahm laughed at the latest rumours linking him to LIV and also revealed an hilarious Ryder Cup tale about Tyrrell Hatton

According to Rahm, Mickelson has frequently told the 2023 Masters champ there was no reason for him to join the breakaway. 

He told the podcast:

"Phil Mickelson respects my decision and I respect his decision. He has told me that I have no reason to go to LIV. And he has told me that several times."

Rahm added: "I laugh when people rumour me with LIV. I've never liked the format. And I always have a good time with Phil and Sergio in the practice rounds of majors."

It's surprising that Lefty would tell a fellow tour player not join LIV given he has spent more than a year bigging up the rival league. 

Last year it was revealed Mickelson was banned by the PGA Tour before LIV Golf played their first event for allegedly recruiting players to the breakaway. 

Lefty to major champ and PGA Tour star:

And last October Mickelson claimed he had picked the 'winning side'. 

Speaking before LIV's 2022 event in Jeddah, Mickelson said: "I think going forward you have to pick a side. You have to pick what side do you think is going to be successful."

Rahm wasn't afraid to offer his opinion on that take at the time. 

"Man, I love Phil, but I don't know what he's talking about" he said. "I really, I really don't know why he said that."

Despite all the rifts off the course, it appears Rahm and Mickelson are as close as ever. 

The duo were snapped at each and every major championship in 2023. 

Mickelson also gave Rahm some tips with the thick rough before the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. 

Rahm's ties with Mickelson goes all the way back to 2012 when the young Spaniard moved to the U.S. to play college golf at Arizona State University. 

His head coach there? Mickelson's brother Tim. 


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