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Phil Mickelson: LIV Golf Refusal to Majors Resumes, ‘F** Around and Find Out’

Much has been made lately about the fact that players cannot earn official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points on LIV Golf.

Most fans and professional golfers agree that the OWGR is incorrect.

Jon Rahm is currently in fifth place. Brooks Koepka and Cam Smith are the only other players on LIV ranked in the top 80, with Koepka at 36th and Smith at 55th.

Anyone who knows anything about professional golf understands that Koepka, Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Joaquin Niemann and probably others are much better than their rankings.

But with the OWGR’s decision to deny points to LIV, the players have plummeted. That, in turn, will result in many potential deserving players failing to qualify for major championships.

Talor Gooch is one of them. Gooch has been very vocal about his distaste for the status quo, even as he also admitted he didn’t even try to qualify for the US Open.

The X account, Flushing It, posted on Sunday the hypocrisy of the Volvo China Open awarding OWGR points while leaving LIV in the dark.

“Never has there been a clearer example of the immediate problem facing LIV than today. The Volvo China Open was played for a fee of $2.25 million and several players qualified for the PGA Championship in Valhalla. LIV Golf Singapore played for more than ten times that amount, featuring some of the best players of this generation, but none of them qualified for the event’s PGA Championship,” wrote Flushing It.

Phil Mickelson, one of LIV Golf’s staunchest and loudest supporters, then responded.

“What if NONE of the LIV players played? Would they be missed? What about next year, or the year after? At some point they will care and have to answer to sponsors and television. FAAFO,” Mickelson responded.

The FAAFO of course stands for “F*** around and find out.”

Rumors surfaced that some LIV players are considering jumping ship if the OWGR issue isn’t resolved.

Ultimately, the goal for most golfers is to win majors. You can’t win them if you can’t play in them.

The OWGR doesn’t seem to have any idea of ​​conceding on this point. There has also been no reported movement toward a deal between the PGA Tour and the Saudi Public Investment Fund, LIV’s beneficiaries.

So maybe Mickelson will get his wish. We will find out all about it.

Kendall Capps is the editor-in-chief of SB Nation’s Playing Through. Follow us for more golf coverage @_PlayingThrough on all major social media platforms.