It’s been months since the commencement of LIV Golf and many golfers have suffered yet enjoyed it from its inception. Phil Mickelson who had always been vocal about his support for the Tour, lost many of his endorsement deals. Despite playing at the lucrative series for months now, the backlash on the golfer hasn’t yet mellowed down. Lefty’s former sponsor company has made a statement on the current status of the contract with the golfer.
The Billion dollar company is currently undergoing several changes to take the company to the next level. Callaway CEO, Chip Brewer, recently spoke about the recent happenings around the company and the sport of golf with Yahoo.
When asked about the impact of the newly founded Tour on the sport, Brewer said it’s a little early to make a judgment. However, the CEO then shared the status of their paused contract with Mickelson
Chip Brewer said “still on pause with Phil Mickelson from a sponsorship perspective”, while speaking about the biggest golf name endorsed by the company. He further added, “We will continue to evaluate that going forward”.
Back in 2017, Mickelson signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Callaway sports. However, following his comments on Saudi Arabia, the deal was paused. Nonetheless, the 52-year-old released a statement to acknowledge his mistake and apologize for his comments.
Despite losing most of his sponsorship deals, Mickelson remained positive and joined hands with LIV Golf. Lefty signed a contract worth $200 million with the lucrative Tour and climbed up the ranks to be the highest-paid golfer of 2022. Imagine the amount Phil would have earned if he didn’t lose the endorsement deals and yet played for LIV Golf. Now that’s some absurd money!
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