Famed golfer Phil Mickelson took to Twitter yesterday to unleash a scathing attack on journalist Alan Shipnuck, following the release of explosive allegations regarding a potential new golf league.
In a series of expletive-laden tweets, Mickelson slammed Shipnuck as a “lying piece of sh*t” and accused him of spreading false information about the proposed golf league.
The allegations in question are reported to involve a potential breakaway league that could rival the PGA Tour, with the ability to offer substantial financial incentives to top players. Shipnuck’s article on the subject has sparked widespread debate within the golfing community.
Mickelson was quick to dismiss the claims, saying, “I did not spend the last 30 years on Tour, fighting for inclusivity and equality to see a publication tell the exact opposite story without doing any fact-checking.”
The golfer’s Twitter tirade has divided opinion among fans and fellow professionals, with some supporting his defense against the allegations, while others suggest that his aggressive response could be damaging to his reputation.
Shipnuck, for his part, has responded to Mickelson’s outburst with a level-headed stance, remaining firm in his stance and stating that he stands by the facts presented in his article.
With tensions running high and the specter of a potential new golf league looming on the horizon, the controversy is likely to continue generating headlines in the weeks to come. As of now, it remains to be seen whether Mickelson’s fiery Twitter assault will help to quash the allegations or simply add fuel to the fire.