LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson takes aim at PGA Tour: "I will never understand!"

LIV Golf League player Phil Mickelson broke his social media silence to criticise the PGA Tour during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. 

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Sat, 28 Jan 2023
LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson takes aim at PGA Tour: "I will never understand!"

Phil Mickelson's war with the PGA Tour continued on Saturday but the subject matter was not what you might expect. 

No, we aren't talking about the LIV Golf League or the latest court revelation.

The topic? Joggers. Specifically, joggers being worn with ankle socks. It's surprising, given Mickelson's self-confessed love for showing off his legs. 

Mickelson took issue with Sam Ryder during the Farmers Insurance Open. The young American was attempting to win for the first time in six seasons on the North American circuit.

Ryder held the 54-hole lead at Torrey Pines. 

And he opted to wear a pair of bright purple joggers with black shoes for the final round. And the ankles were on full display, just like Erik van Rooyen or Justin Thomas.

Posting his first tweet in more than a month, Mickelson wrote:

"The Tour doesn't allow shorts but does allow this week's leader to wear joggers with ankle socks? Showing 4 inches of ankle? I'm no fashion guy, never will be, but there are some things I won't ever understand."

I mean, where do we stand on this? Does Lefty have a point? 

After Mickelson joined LIV Golf, it wasn't long before the circuit announced their players could wear shorts

You'd think Mickelson probably weighed in on this decision. When Greg Norman announced the news, Lefty promised to get out his calves. 

Wearing shorts is strictly prohibited on the PGA Tour. Although CBS reporter Kyle Porter pointed out that Mickelson isn't exactly innocent in this regard. 

Porter pointed out that Mickelson appeared to wear a black t-shirt during the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews last July, something that isn't allowed. 

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