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Rory McIlroy Blasts Phil Mickelson Over Saudi Tour Comments

Ryan Phillips
Zozo Championship @ Sherwood - Round One
Zozo Championship @ Sherwood - Round One / Harry How/GettyImages
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Rory McIlroy didn't hold back when asked his opinion on Phil Mickelson's recent comments concerning Saudi Arabia. He lit Mickelson on fire shortly after saying he didn't want to kick the man while he was down.

Last November, former Sports Illustrated and Golf magazine writer Alan Shipnuck interviewed Mickelson for a biography he's writing about the 51-year-old six-time major winner. Shipnuck asked Mickelson about his connection to the Super Golf League -- a proposed tour that is backed financially by Saudi Arabia. Here's what Phil had to say:

"They’re scary motherfuckers to get involved with," he said. "We know they killed [Washington Post reporter and U.S. resident Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates."

Yeah, that's a bad look for Mickelson.

When McIlroy was asked about those comments on Sunday, he went scorched earth:

Can't say Rory isn't wrong here.

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