Charles Barkley golfing at a LIV Golf event in July 2022. Jul 28, 2022; Bedminster, NJ, USA; Former NBA player Charles Barkley hits a tee shot during the LIV Invitational Pro-Am at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The ever-polarizing Charles Barkley joined The Dan Patrick Show on Friday morning and the Former NBA Hall of Famer forward and current Turner Sports personality was asked by Dan Patrick when he last attended the Masters.

While Barkley has never been to the Masters, though he’s played the course at Augusta, he offered his unfiltered opinion on the tournament. Barkley used it as an opportunity to go after those on the PGA Tour while defending LIV golfers, something he’s often done in the past. Even though Barkley reportedly walked away from negotiations to join the Saudi-backed tour in a broadcasting role, he’s been a passionate supporter and staunch defender of LIV Golf.

Barkley thinks the PGA Tour golfers have gone so overboard in their criticism of LIV golfers, that he wants one of them to win the Masters.

“I’m rooting for the LIV guys this weekend,” Barkley told Patrick. “Because these PGA Tour dudes have been too rough on these LIV guys. I think the disrespect they’ve shown Phil Mickelson is ridiculous. They should be kissing his ***, to be honest with you because Phil has made those guys more money in the last year and a half…They should be thanking him.

“But the way they’ve been crapping all over these LIV guys, it’s been disappointing. Hey Dan, they left for another economic opportunity. I’m not mad at them. Three or four of those guys called me and asked me my opinion. I said, ‘Yo man, let’s don’t get into this where our money come from.’ Because if everyone want to sit around and worry about where our money come from, nobody’s gonna be working. I told those guys, ‘Take that money. Screw those guys who are gonna bad mouth you.”

Barkley has made his feelings quite clear on the matter and he may be onto something. LIV golf star Brooks Kopeka is in the lead at Augusta, while Mickelson finds himself in the Top 1o heading into the weekend.

[The Dan Patrick Show]

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