In short, Phil Mickelson is an active legend of world golf and specifically of the PGA, that is why all his comments regarding his sport and the management of it are considered very important, so when he expressed contemptuously regarding the people of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund whose money will finance the Super Golf League with event in the Middle East as.
A Statement from Phil Mickelson pic.twitter.com/2saaXIxhpu
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) February 22, 2022
What did Phil Mickelson have to say about Saudi Arabian investors?
Mickelson had described investors as “scary motherf… to get involved with,” according to what he unofficially shared The Fire Pit Collective’s Alan Shipnuck. “We know they killed (Jamal) Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”
This Tuesday, “Lefty” offered an apology and clarification on the matter.
Phil Mickelson’s apology
“I used words I sincerely regret that do not reflect my true feelings or intentions,” Mickelson said in a statement. “It was reckless, I offended people, and I am deeply sorry for my choice of words.”
According to Mickelson, his words were taken out of context, however, he admits that although these comments should not have been shared, the main problem is what he said.
“Although it doesn’t look this way now given my recent comments, my actions throughout this process have always been with the best interest of golf, my peers, sponsors, and fans. There is the problem of off record comments being shared out of context and without my consent, but the bigger issue is that I used words I sincerely regret that do not reflect my true feelings or intentions. It was reckless, I offended people, and I am deeply sorry for my choice of words. I’m beyond disappointed and will make every effort to self-reflect and learn from this.”