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News // Phil Mickelson trashes PGA Tour, say why he’s in talks with Saudis (golfweek.usatoday.com)

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — If you thought Phil Mickelson had laid his cards on the table when he called the PGA Tour “obnoxiously greedy,” you ain’t seen nothing yet.

In an interview with Alan Shipnuck of the Fire Pit Collective, author of the forthcoming book “Phil: The Rip-Roaring(and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar,” Mickelson didn’t hold back in trashing the PGA Tour and explaining why he’s been engaged in conversations about joining the Saudi Golf League. As Shipnuck put it, he “opened a vein.”

Here are some of the juiciest excerpts.

Of partnering with Saudi Arabia in a much-ballyhooed breakaway Saudi Golf League, Mickelson explained why he would even consider it:

“They’re scary mother (insert six-letter obscenity here) to get involved with,” he said. “We know they killed [Washington Post reporter and U.S. resident Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being…

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