Phil Mickelson Likes Tweets Suggesting Billy Horschel Asked LIV Golf For $55m

Phil Mickelson has liked tweets suggesting that Billy Horschel had asked LIV Golf for $55m before it was rejected

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Phil Mickelson is yet again stirring the LIV Golf pot, this time liking tweets suggesting Billy Horschel was turned down by LIV after supposedly asking for $55m earlier this year.

Renowned coach Hank Haney said on his podcast that a player who has been extremely vocal with regards to saying LIV golfers shouldn’t be allowed to play in PGA and DP World Tour events and how bad the Saudi-backed series is, asked for the vast sum of money.

This was tweeted by popular account Flushing It, which then asked its 15.2k followers who they thought it was, and this is where Mickelson comes in.

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The six-time Major winner liked a couple of tweets suggesting it was Horschel who was the protagonist and given his objections to LIV in the past, it would come as somewhat of a surprise if it was the 36-year-old. Horschel is a strong supporter of the PGA Tour and has been one of the strongest critics of LIV this year in various press conferences.

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The seven-time PGA Tour winner hit out at the players who had defected to LIV back in July at the Scottish Open, saying: "To say that they wanted to also support this Tour, whether DP or PGA Tour going forward while playing LIV, is completely asinine. To play the PGA Tour, you gotta play 15 events. Their schedules are now going to be 14 so they’re going to play 29 tournaments a year to still hold their membership on the PGA Tour? That’s ridiculous.

“Just coming to play the big events on DP World Tour, yeah, that helps. But that's not supporting the Tour. Those guys made their bed. They say that's what they want to do. So just leave us alone. Honestly."

Comments such as this clearly show he isn’t the biggest fan of the Greg Norman-fronted tour, although is this due to the fact they turned down his $55m demands earlier this year?

The truth will surely emerge sooner rather than later over who the player was. 

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Ross Kilvington

Ross Kilvington is a freelance writer from Scotland who has had his work published by acclaimed publications such as Nutmeg alongside popular online blogs including the Gentleman Ultra, North Section and Engrossed in Football. Ross holds a passionate interest in golf and tries to play as often as possible, although having two daughters under the age of four means his quest to break 80 will have to wait a little bit longer. He writes about golf in his spare time, most recently having an article published in the Golf Memories anthology Mind the Links, which was released in July with all proceeds going towards Alzheimer charities. With a handicap that floats between 13-14, highlights are few and far between on the golf course, with an eagle on the par 4 16th at Kinghorn one that stands out (it doesn’t matter that it was only 290 yards!).