Phil Mickelson Jul 15, 2022; St. Andrews, SCT; Phil Mickelson tees off on the 15th hole during the second round of the 150th Open Championship golf tournament at St. Andrews Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Mickelson let his voice be heard on Monday as he sounded off to critics of LIV Golf.

While the Tour continually gets skewered no matter the situation, Mickelson defended the Tour on Twitter on Monday. Mickelson claimed it was “the best way/tour to be your best” in major events.

“Love LIV or hate it, it’s the best way/Tour to be your best in the majors. Enough events to keep you sharp, fresh, and ready, yet not be worn down from too many tournaments or obligations. 14 LIV events, 34 weeks left open to prepare for the 4 majors. Fact,” he said.

Phil Mickelson is a year into being part of the LIV Golf tour. Last season, his highest finish was eighth place at the LIV Chicago event. He’s otherwise finished 34th, 42nd, 35th, 40th, 17th, and 37th.

This season, meanwhile, he’s finished 45th, 15th, 16th, 41st, 32nd, and 27th.

Of course, his highest finish of the last year was his second-place finish at the Masters Tournament. Mickelson, of course, won two green jackets in his career previously.

It’s none too surprising that Mickelson would passionately defend LIV Golf. He is one of many who’ve done this since the Tour blossomed. That includes Brooks Koepka’s coach Claude Harmon III, who went off on Brandel Chamblee over the weekend at the PGA Championship.

[Phil Mickelson on Twitter]

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