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Pat Perez opens up about ‘unforgivable act’ committed by LIV golf buddy Phil Mickelson

Much of the war of words that has been going on in the golf world over the past year has come between those on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf sides. Now, however, we have a case of criticism from within the LIV field.

Pat Perez, who made the news last month for taking home over $8 million across seven LIV events in 2022 despite not doing much on the course, took aim at Phil Mickelson on the Son of a Butch podcast with Claude Harmon.

Perez explained that while he joined LIV Golf, Mickelson was after everyone on the PGA Tour to try and recruit players for LIV. And Perez hinted that Mickelson profited from the secret recruiting mission.

Perez said on the podcast:

“And the fact that when he did that action, not only was it – he had intentions to do it. He was already – he knew it was going to happen before it happened and when he did it – I was hurt by one. I was like, ‘How can this guy do this?’”

“When it comes to Phil, I have a different hatred for Phil than most people. People won’t know the story, I’m not going to go into the story again, but Phil crossed the line with me that is just insurmountable and unforgivable.”

Perez said Mickelson is correct in his assessment of the PGA Tour and how, in their opinion, they are not on the golfers side. He just didn’t agree with Mickelson’s way of doing things behind other players’ backs.

Perez added:

“He (Phil) is 100% correct that the Tour is the way they are. They are for themselves, not for the players. They are not for cultivating anyone else except their own pockets.”

Perez is part of the 4 Aces team, captained by Dustin Johnson, who won the team championship this season. He is expected to return to office in 2023.

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