- Billy Horschel didn’t appreciate Phil Mickelson’s comments degrading the PGA Tour.
- Horschel sounded off on Mickelson following his choice words about the Saudi Golf League.
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Billy Horschel is now the latest, but likely not the last, PGA Tour player to slam Phil Mickelson for his comments bad-mouthing the PGA Tour and giving credit to the Saudi-backed breakaway golf circuit.
Mickelson’s comments have made up the golf story of not only the past week but of all of 2022 thus far and plenty of high-profile PGA Tour players have shared their criticisms of Lefty.
In speaking with Alan Shipnuck of The Firepit Collective, Mickelson called the PGA Tour a “dictatorship” while also bad-mouthing Tour commissioner Jay Monahan in the process. In the same conversation, he called the Saudis “scary motherf–kers” and murderers, all while explaining that he’s still interested in working with them in order to better the PGA Tour.
Billy Horschel Roasts Phil Mickelson For His Saudi Comments
Speaking with Matt Adams of The Fairways of Life show on Monday, Horschel stood up for the PGA Tour while calling Mickelson’s comments both “idiotic” and “false.”
“I’ll put it this way. [Mickelson’s comments] were a little bit idiotic,” Horschel explained.
“Some of the statements (Mickelson) made are lies or false. I don’t know where he got his information from,” Horschel said. “It’s unbelievable that he would say certain things because he understands how the PGA Tour works. For him to say certain things about obnoxious greed and the PGA Tour is sitting on $20 billion and some other things, are complete lies.
Maybe the harshest thing Horschel said about Mickelson was about him ruining his legacy.
“It’s tough because Phil has been a great ambassador to the game of golf and I honestly feel he’s hurting his reputation and tarnishing his legacy a little bit,” Horschel said.
Horschel’s comments echo what Rory McIlroy had to say on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational. McIlroy called Mickelson’s comments “egotistical, naive, selfish, and ignorant.”
Horschel, a six-time PGA Tour winner, joins a growing list of well-known players pledging their allegiance to the PGA Tour.