‘Egotistical’: Rory McIlroy attacks Phil Mickelson over Saudi-backed tour


  • McIlroy says contentious Super Golf League ‘dead in the water’
  • Mickelson admitted trying to use it as leverage against PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy has taken aim at Phil Mickelson after the latter’s extraordinary sentiment relating to a Saudi Arabia-backed breakaway golf tour. Upon completion of his final round at the Genesis Invitational on Sunday, McIlroy branded Mickelson’s words “naive, selfish, egotistical, ignorant”.

In what represented a grim Sunday for the Super Golf League plan, as fronted by Greg Norman but with backing from the Saudi Public Investment Fund, both Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson stated their commitment to the PGA Tour. It is now difficult to see how the Saudi scheme can proceed. McIlroy believes it is “dead in the water”.

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Written by Ewan Murray
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