Phil Mickelson is currently playing at the Saudi International, the Asian Tour's flagship event. Phil is still ambitious and eager to prove himself. What has been the main topic for several days is the victory of Rory McIlroy over Patrick Reed in the Dubai Desert Classic.
"I think that when you have characters in the game, when you have controversy in the game, I think it creates a lot more excitement, a lot more awareness," Phil Mickelson said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "What transpired early in the week with Patrick and Rory added to the excitement level." Phil Mickelson is happy that such a match attracted the huge attention of golf fans from around the world.
Rory McIlroy showed his qualities in the best possible way, although Patrick Reed also looked dangerous and looked like he could win. Matches like this are the reason why we love golf. "I thought the final round was incredible.
Both players played some great golf. Patrick played an incredible final round, and Rory didn't really have his best stuff throughout the day, but he fought hard for the last two to win, and I think that shows a lot about the kind of champion and player he is.
I thought it was great for the game to have that type of interest, and it's seen interest throughout the globe. That's a really good thing."- he continued.
Phil Mickelson and LIV Golfers: "There's a very good chance"
Mickelson expects LIV golfers to win the case, which will enable them to do a lot.
"In a couple of weeks I expect that the players, the LIV players, will win their case in the UK, and we'll open the doors for all players to play on the European Tour," Mickelson said. "There's a very good chance that you'll have more showdowns, more head-to-head competitions like you saw last week in Dubai, and I think that would be a really good thing for the game."