“I don’t want to kick someone while he’s down,” began Rory McIlroy, before going on to thoroughly fillet Phil Mickelson with well-chosen, succinct words that left no room for debate.
McIlroy, a player member of the PGA Tour’s board, reacted to the public statements of both Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau that both were committing their futures to the PGA Tour rather than being wooed over to the proposed Saudi League with its lure of filthy lucre.
The remarks from McIlroy were in relation to the comments of Mickelson revealed on the firepitcollective.com where the six-time Major champion – and current US PGA titleholder – where he acknowledged the human rights issues in the kingdom but still looked at joining the proposed new tour because it was “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates. They’ve been able to get by with manipulative, coercive, strong-arm tactics beca …