As LIV Golf prepares itself for their second event of the season, the name of Phil Mickelson has come under the spotlight. This comes after the golfer dropped a wild claim and said he had made a staggering forty-seven (47) hole-in-ones in his career.
The Saudi-backed tour recently held a rapid-fire survey with Mickelson and other players. In this, several questions were thrown at “Lefty.” During this survey, the golfers were asked about their number of hole-in-ones.
While this might seem as a simple question, the answer of Mickelson stunned everyone. He would say 47 and proceed to answer the next question. This has now sparked debate on social media with users wondering whether this is actually true or not. This could also been seen as one area where Mickelson triumphs over his rival, Tiger Woods, who has 20 aces to his name.
Phil Mickelson praises rookie Caleb Surratt following LIV Golf debut
This past weekend saw LIV Golf successfully complete their first event of the new 2024 season. This event saw the debut of Jon Rahm and his team filled with Tyrrell Hatton, Kieran Vincent and rookie Caleb Surratt. Phil Mickelson has now praised the young prodigy.
Surratt marked his professional debut in golf at the Mayakoba event. Before turning professional, the golfer was ranked No. 10 in the World Golf Amateur Ranking. His performance at the event caught the attention of several people including Mickelson.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Surratt would open up about his journey from college amateur to LIV Golf pro.
It’s obviously been a whirlwind of events. You go from moving out of your dorm room to competing with the best players in the world. Caleb Surratt on his LIV Golf debut as a professional as per Yahoo Sports.
Replying to a tweet shared on X by Flushing It regarding this, the six-time major champion would call the young rookie “an incredible talent“.
He’s an incredible talent and being around Rahm will speed up his progress exponentially. What a great opportunity and road to success. Phil Mickelson on Caleb Surratt on X.
This words from Mickelson are likely going to serve as an inspirational for Surratt who still tries to find his feet in the presence of some elite names. It will be interesting to see how Jon Rahm’s captaincy and mentorship affects his gameplay and mindset going forward as they look to claim more team titles following their triumph at the Mayakoba event in the future events.