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Amidst His Heated Online Feud With Famous Golf Analyst, Phil Mickelson Makes a 10-Year-Old’s Day Better with a 5-Word Message

Published 05/28/2023, 12:49 AM EDT

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Despite being one of the most rewarded golfers in the history of the sport, Phil Mickelson has found himself entangled in a series of messy situations over the years. In fact, the LIV pro has earned quite a reputation for engaging in online feuds from time to time.

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As the golfer’s latest public fight with famed golf analyst and LIV Golf detractor escalates, fans were treated to a wholesome interaction involving Mickelson on Friday!

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Hardly a day goes by nowadays without Phil Mickelson taking swipes at the critics of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Earlier this month, Eamon Lynch, a columnist at Golfweek and USA Today Sports, became the subject of the 52-year-old’s scathing remarks. Most recently, Mickelson got engaged in another spat after fellow LIV compatriot Brooks Koepka‘s 5th major win made waves in the golf community.

The golfer had earlier lent his support to Koepka’s swing coach, Claude Harmon III, who called out Golf Channel‘s Brandel Chamblee for his alleged mistreatment of LIV players. After Chamblee responded to the accusations in a 538-word tweet, the LIV pro further got into a war of words with him. But the golf pro’s fans got a slight reprieve on Friday, thanks to his latest social media activity.


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The moment came when Mickelson left a heartening reply under a tweet by @DonnieSolesbee. The latter had posted a sensational clip of his 10-year-old daughter playing the game. Lefty was one of the many enamored with the youngster’s skills, saying, “What a great golf swing!

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A 6-time major winner lauding someone for their golfing acumen is as good as it gets! Meanwhile, the Mickelson-Chamblee fight took another unique turn recently after the analyst blocked the LIV pro on Twitter.

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Brandel Chamblee, a former pro-golfer and a famed analyst, has always been one of the most outspoken critics of LIV. Last Sunday, his feelings about the league came to light once again. Appearing in the Golf Channel’s “Live From” broadcast, Chamblee disagreed with fellow panelist Brad Faxon over whether 2023 PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka should be a part of Team USA for the upcoming Ryder Cup tournament.


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His aversion to Koepka’s possible inclusion also drew the ire of the golfer’s coach, Claude Harmon III. The renowned swing coach even ended up calling Chamblee a “paid actor”! Things got further heated when Phil Mickelson also entered the conversation. After both Mickelson and Chamblee exchanged harsh insults, the entire fiasco seemingly ended, with the 60-year-old even extending the golfer an invite to his live show.

However, the LIV defector soon found out that the golf analyst had blocked him on the Bird app! Even PGA Tour veteran Jason Dufner chimed in, welcoming him to the “blocekdbybrandel” club. Now, golf fans eagerly look forward to seeing if things will take a turn for the worse down the road!


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What do you think of Mickelson’s sweet little gesture on Twitter? What is your opinion on the Mickelson-Chamblee drama? Tell us in the comments!



Abantika Ghosh

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Abantika is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports who was chosen in the recent round of ‘ES Draft’ for her strong passion for golf writing. Even in her early days, Abantika has displayed an impressive ability to cover golf with gripping and insightful stories backed by thorough research. Her inspiration comes from the words of the legendary golfer and flag-bearer of the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy: "As long as I keep enjoying my golf, then hopefully I'll be able to play well," which motivates her to continue writing engaging pieces.

Edited By: Sheldon Pereira