The fight between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour does not stop. Tensions are still going on and it seems that they will never go away. LIV Golf leaders do not want to give up and want to dominate the golf scene. On the other hand, the PGA Tour is trying everything in its power to prevent LIV Golf from being a dominant force.
The war between the two sides will last a long time, and the question is whether tradition can achieve victory or money?! Phil Mickelson is part of LIV Golf. His decision to join the competition surprised true golf fans. Mickelson does not want to comment on the rumors that LIV Golf will disappear and is convinced that it is a project that no one can destroy.
“The PGA Tour, for the last 20 or 30 years have had all the best players in the world. That will never be the case again. LIV Golf is here to stay,” Mickelson said, as quoted by ESPN.com
Cooperation: The best solution
Mickelson believes that the best solution is cooperation.
On the one hand, the PGA Tour can use the tradition it has, and LIV Golf is trying to ‘evolve' golf and attract younger fans. That seems like a great mix. But still unrealistic, we have to admit. “The best solution is for us to come together.
I think that the world of professional golf has a need for the old historical ‘history of the game' product that the PGA Tour provides. I think that LIV provides a really cool, updated feel that is attracting a lot younger crowds.
Both are good for the game of golf and the inclusion of LIV Golf in the ecosystem of the golf world is necessary. As soon as that happens, we all start working together. It's going to be a really positive thing for everyone.”
Cooperation at this moment seems like an unrealistic option, considering that the conflict between the two sides is getting bigger. Nobody wants to give in. On the contrary, their relationship is in an increasingly bad state. This cannot bring them anything good. Both sides want supremacy and rule.