Brandel Chamblee has been involved in some of the biggest public rows about LIV Golf over the last 12 months.
"Phil's always had a reputation amongst the players as trying to manipulate almost every scenario to benefit himself," the anchor previously declared of Mickelson before he disappeared from the golf world following his comments about Saudi Arabia.
When Mickelson came back, at no point has their feud threatened to settle down.
How, exactly, would Chamblee respond?
| Former Golf Channel reporter Lisa Cornwell says LIV Golf critic Brandel Chamblee 'showed his true colours' in his bizarre standoff with Brad Faxon.— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) May 23, 2023
"He's a bully, plain and simple." pic.twitter.com/QDK9eAoDbr
"Welfare check on Chamblee," Brooks Koepka posted in the minutes after the deal was announced. "Awesome day today," Mickelson posted.
Chamblee didn't take too long to condemn the deal, describing it as the 'one of saddest days in professional golf'.
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“One of the saddest days in the HISTORY of professional golf” - Brandel Chamblee pic.twitter.com/XNMkZ46eSX— BeatinTheBookie.com®️ (@BeatinTheBookie) June 6, 2023
Now, Chamblee reckons the deal is unlikely to go through. If it's not rejected by the PGA Tour's player board, it will likely be blocked by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Welfare Check on Chamblee— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 6, 2023
The DOJ was already investigating the PGA Tour over anticompetitive practices before the deal was brokered.
"This is a long way from being a done deal," Chamblee wrote.
If it’s not blocked by the player board, it will likely be blocked by the DOJ, and if not that regulatory committee, the senate … and then the regulatory review of the EU and equivalent bodies in Asia. This is a long way from being a done deal. https://t.co/XajJYQh3yC— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2023
Chamblee later went on the Rich Eisen Show where he was asked about Koepka's tweet.
"I laughed at it," Chamblee said before addressing the gleeful responses from some LIV players:
@chambleebrandel— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) June 8, 2023
Did a welfare check on the @GolfChannel analyst after what's been the craziest week in the golf world — we talked everything about the #PGATour and PIF deal and what it all means:#DPWorldTour #LIVgolf @philmickelson @bkoepka @b_dechambeau pic.twitter.com/aKMQBKbgYy
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