After Phil Mickelson apologized earlier this year for his remarks in regards to the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, fellow tour professional Pat Perez unloaded on him, calling the apology “horseshit.” It seems that Perez will now be becoming a member of Lefty within the controversial new league.
Sources confirmed to The Post on Friday that Perez, a 46-year-old three-time winner, is the newest participant to ditch the PGA Tour for LIV Golf.
The transfer comes simply days after Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed additionally bolted for the rival faction, with each set to tee off within the circuit’s subsequent occasion in Portland later this month. It additionally comes simply sooner or later after the PGA Tour suspended the 17 gamers competing within the league’s inaugural occasion this week in London, together with Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.
Perez, whose final victory got here on the 2017 CIMB Classic, will get round $10 million for signing with LIV Golf, in line with sources. It can be believed that Perez will resign his PGA Tour membership.
A prime 20 participant on the earth in 2017, Perez has battled accidents lately and has simply 4 prime 10s since 2020. Back in March, Perez advised the Subpar podcast that he didn’t purchase Mickelson’s apology for his now notorious remarks and thought he was curious about LIV Golf for “one reason.”
“If anybody thinks he wasn’t in it for his own pocket, and his pocket only, is f—ing high. They are f—ing crazy,” Perez mentioned on the time. “He was in it for himself.”
Now Mickelson could have company, with Perez making his debut later this month in Portand.