Phil Mickelson Heckled On First Tee At LIV Golf Bedminster

Another LIV Golf event is in the books and the controversial series continues to make headlines for seemingly everything except the golf.

This past weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, the fun and games were briefly interrupted by a heckler.

Just as Phil Mickelson prepared to hit his opening tee shot, a voice echoed from somewhere in the gallery, “Do it for the Saudi Royal family!”

Phil stepped off his tee shot as the crowd murmured in displeasure. Shortly thereafter, a security guard appeared and issued a stern warning to the outspoken fan.

As it turns out, this was no ordinary fan. This specific fan was Jason Selvig, one half of “The Good Liars,” a pair of comedians that specialize in satirical interviews and pranks at various events and rallies.

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The duo bought tickets on Stubhub for $1 and documented the experience in great detail. They were initially denied entry when they tried to bring these customized “Quiet Please” signs into the event, but eventually got their money’s worth.

A 45-time winner on the PGA Tour, including six major championships, Phil’s departure was one of the first that has created a chasm in the professional golf world.

At 52 years of age, it remains to be seen if he can return to the level of play when he became the oldest major champion in history, outdueling fellow LIV Golf defector Brooks Koepka to win the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island in May 2021.

Whether or not the disturbance from the heckler played a factor, Phil shot even par on Sunday to secure 35th place in the weekend’s field of 48 players.

With payment received up front and quality golf no longer required, Phil’s cumulative total to par now sits at +26 through his first nine rounds with LIV, including only two rounds of par or better.

The LIV Golf Invitational Series goes to Boston on September 2-4, 2022.