Mickelson’s lost his marbles, ‘the kids’ rebuke the SGL, and “The Tugboat”

It’s a packed Friday episode and yet another one where the actual golf has receded into the background as the Saudi Golf League rumors continue at a fever pitch. Brendan and Andy begin with Phil’s comments to Alan Shipnuck, in which the 6-time major winner debases himself in probably the most shocking way since this entire ordeal and power struggle began. From there, they rumble through the many quotes coming from players young and old, for and against, from the last few days on the potential breakaway tour. They ponder a couple other big themes at play, like events consolidating, sponsors running away, and Augusta staying quiet in the background. A fun anecdote from the Riv range leads to a new nickname debate on “the wagon hitcher” or “the tugboat.” News hits on the PAC developments and a new fall concept, Annika playing the U.S. Women’s Open, and Tiger’s press conference. Precision Pro Flashback Friday is a quick homage to a venerable L.A. Open host of the past.