No PGA player should want any part of new Saudi golf series

A new Saudi-based golf series is an attempt by a dirty government to "sports wash" its money and reputation, columnist Mac Engel warns. PGA Tour players should stay clear.

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April 22, 2022 - 2:39 PM

Phil Mickelson tees off the 14th hole during day three of the PIF Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club on Feb. 5, 2022, in Al Murooj, Saudi Arabia. Photo by (Oisin Keniry/Getty Images/TNS)

FORT WORTH, Texas — When Phil took out his driver and aimed it at the PGA Tour, we all winced.

No reputation in golf was as pretty as Phil Mickelson’s, and now he’s exiled because he hates the PGA Tour’s rules.

As globally popular as Tiger Woods was, and still is, even he recognized he cannot beat the PGA Tour.

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