‘What Is Going On With Those Eyes’: Golf World Reacts to Viral Phil Mickelson Photos From LIV Golf Draft Night

Published 06/08/2022, 1:44 PM EDT
AL MUROOJ, SAUDI ARABIA – FEBRUARY 02: Phil Mickelson of USA talks to the media during a practice round prior to the PIF Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club on February 02, 2022 in Al Murooj, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Luke Walker/WME IMG/WME IMG via Getty Images)

The LIV Golf’s Draft night was held last night, but despite the exciting teams and anticipation of high-quality golf, fans seem to have distracted themselves with something else. It was none other than the 6-times Major Champion Phil Mickelson who caught everyone’s attention with a comical photo.

Mickelson announced on June 6th that he will take part in the inaugural LIV Golf Event. Greg Norman later revealed that he will also captain one of the teams in the tournament.

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The LIV Golf draft night was held in London last night, during which the 12 teams for the Tour were revealed. But despite such exciting news, the fans were focused on the eye-catching photo of Mickelson.

Fans’ reaction to ‘that’ photo of Phil Mickelson

Fans on social media were quick to react to Lefty’s photo, with many of them adding a hilarious caption to make it more fun. Some focused on his eyes, while some joked about the fact that they have never seen Mickelson without a hat.

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Details about the LIV Golf Inaugural

LIV Tour has announced 12 teams of 4 men each, with each being appointed a respective captain. Some tournaments will be played in teams, while other tournaments will also be individual-based. The event will feature a shotgun start (every player starts at the same time, but at a different hole) and a team element.

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AL MUROOJ, SAUDI ARABIA – FEBRUARY 03: Phil Mickelson of the United States looks down the 12th hole during day one of the PIF Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club on February 3, 2022 in Al Murooj, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

The Tour has announced big names like Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood will be taking part in the inaugural tournament. Mickelson was only revealed on Monday to be a part of the Tour. The Centurion Club outside of London will host the inaugural LIV Golf tournament from June 9th to 11th. PGA’s RBC Canadian Open will also take place during the same period.

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Rumors are swirling around that Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau will be joining the second tournament of the tour, which will be held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon. The 2018 Master winner Patrick Reed has withdrawn from RBC Canadian Open in order to join the LIV Tour.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

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