Phil Mickelson should be removed from Hall of Fame, says Brandel Chamblee

Phil Mickelson has "dishonoured" the game and threatens to destroy it, says controversial Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2022
Phil Mickelson should be removed from Hall of Fame, says Brandel Chamblee

Brandel Chamblee took to social media this week demanding that Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman be removed from the Hall of Fame because of their involvement with LIV Golf.

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The controversial Golf Channel analyst said that Norman and Lefty should be booted out because they have “dishonoured” the game and threaten to destroy it.

Mickelson is playing the US Open this week at Brookline, his first major since returning to the golf world following a four-month break from the game amid the fallout of his “reckless” remarks.

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Lefty faced a barrage of questions from the media on Monday afternoon where he explained that he understands some of his fans may disagree with his decision to continue with the Saudi-financed LIV Golf.

Mickelson is reportedly being paid $200million to play in the eight-event series and has also committed to playing all 10 LIV Golf events next season when the schedule expands.

He told the media of his decision: "I know that many of you have strong, well, many people have strong opinions, emotions about my choice to go forward with LIV Golf.

“I understand, and I respect that. I'm incredibly grateful for the PGA Tour and the many opportunities it has provided me through the years, but I am excited about this new opportunity as well."

Many PGA Tour and LIV Golf players have expressed their strong opinions about what the future of golf may look like in the coming years. Rory McIlroy says the game is currently “fractured”.

Bryson DeChambeau said that he “will have a new legacy” as he claimed that his decision to sign with LIV Golf for a reported $100million after a long-assumed interest was “a business decision”.

Chamblee took to social media to post this:

PGA Tour pro Dylan Wu then replied:

Chamblee fired back:

Elsewhere in the golf world, it is being reported that the DP World Tour face a big decision over whether to embrace LIV Golf rebels onto their circuit or strengthen their ties with the PGA Tour.

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