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Phil Mickelson downplays chances of LIV Golf vs PGA Tour face-off event

Phil Mickelson joined LIV Golf last summer and recently stepped back after being investigated for his comments about the controversial circuit.

On Thursday, Mickelson took to social media to respond to suggestions that LIV and the PGA Tour would face off in a Ryder Cup-style event in the near future.

One Twitter user raised the possibility of Mickelson and Tiger Woods serving as captains if such a competition were to take place.


LIV Golf opened at the Boston Invitational International Golf Course. Phil Mickelson practiced putting on the green. (Boston Globe via John Tlumacki/Getty Images)

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead noted that he would favor the event taking place.

“Easy! And I’m here for it!” He wrote in response to a tweet suggesting the competition.

Woodhead has made a name for himself on the amateur golf circuit and has made a run at qualifying for the US Open in 2022.

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Mickelson has been actively responding to people on Twitter throughout this week and perhaps saw an opportunity to share his thoughts on the potential matchup.

Phil Mickelson in action during the Pro-Am at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire, England on June 8, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

“It sounds great, but we’re going to dominate them so hard and it’s going to be over so fast that TV has to fill the one-hour deadline. That’s why it’s not happening at this point,” Mickelson said.

Since its inception, LIV has lured some of the world’s most high-profile golfers.

Phil Mickelson attends a press conference ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational Series on June 8, 2022 at the Centurion Club, Hertfordshire, England. (AP via Steven Paston/PA)

Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka have all left the PGA Tour for LIV.

But the PGA Tour has added incentives for players to stay last year, including increasing purses at several tournaments.

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Woods, Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas are some of the big names who have decided to stay on the PGA Tour.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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