Phil Mickelson’s social media blocking spree apparently contains golf influencer Paige Spiranac.
On Tuesday, the social media star claimed in a tweet that Mickelson blocked her on Twitter. It’s unclear when he blocked Spiranac, although she is actually not alone as Mickelson is on a social media cleanse after making controversial feedback concerning the PGA Tour and a possible Saudi-backed golf league.
The favored “No Laying Up” podcast, golf author Geoff Shackelford and Women European Tour professional Meghan MacLaren even have been blocked by Mickelson on Twitter, in line with display grabs.
“Wait Phil Mickelson just blocked the woman who is basically the Mother Theresa of golf?” Golf Channel host Lisa Cornell wrote in response to MacLaren.
Mickelson claimed there have been “off the record comments being shared out of context and without my consent.” Shipnuck tweeted that these feedback have been “completely false.”
Spiranac replied to Shipnuck’s tweet, writing, “What did he say? I’m blocked.”
Mickelson admitted to Shipnuck, in a bit revealed by The Fire Pit Collective, that he has thought-about working with the SGL as a way to “reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”
He additionally claimed that as “nice” as PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan “comes across as, unless you have leverage, he won’t do what’s right.”
Mickelson continued, “They’re scary motherf—ers to get involved with. 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. They’ve been able to get by with manipulative, coercive, strong-arm tactics because we, the players, had no recourse. As nice a guy as [PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan] comes across as, unless you have leverage, he won’t do what’s right. And the Saudi money has finally given us that leverage. I’m not sure I even want [the SGL] to succeed, but just the idea of it is allowing us to get things done with the [PGA] Tour.”
In his assertion concerning the scenario, Mickelson stated he “desperately need[s] some time away to prioritize the ones I love most and work on being the man I want to be.”
Reaching out on Twitter will not be one of the best ways to contact him throughout his golf hiatus.