Golf dot com is basically the PGA Tour’s state-run media. When they’re not running puff propaganda for Ponte Vedra, they generally trash LIV Golf. So when Phil Mickelson went on the offense against the USGA, in defense of Talor Gooch, you knew they would somehow spin it negatively for LIV and/or Phil.
It’s how the fake media always rolls. Any time the other side wins, they go into deflect mode and focus the narrative on something negative.
It’s like the old meme: if Trump cured cancer the media would run stories that ‘Trump killed the cancer research industry.’
Anyhow, with a just a handful of tweets (not a four-day rant), Phil destroyed the argument laid out by the USGA, but instead of focusing on Phil’s winning facts, Golf.com writer Nick Piastowski chose to highlight his use of the word “dick.”
The headline should have been: “Phil Mickelson fact checks the USGA” or whatnot. Yet, they chose to go with: “Phil Mickelson goes on a vulgar four-day rant.”
IMPORTANT POINT: To understand the bias and hypocrisy at play here, when Rory McIlroy yelled, “F*ck you, Phil,” in the very overrated Netflix documentary, Golf.com headlined it this way: “Rory McIlroy’s crowning moment.” They added, McIlroy gave Netflix “the quote of the show.”
Yet, Phil calls something out as being “a dick move” and it’s a “vulgar four-day rant.”
Twitter, though, was having none of it and mocked Golf.com’s narrative. First for being “prudes.”
Vulgar. Bahahahaha clutch your pearls more. pic.twitter.com/nYiu9zdxww
— Thomas P Murphy (@tp_murphy) May 6, 2023
Vulgar? Lol. @GOLF_com is for losers.
— Brooks Lutes (@BrooksLutes) May 6, 2023
Do you need a fainting couch at the office? Because we can totally get you a fainting couch.
— LIV Golf Enthusiast (@MaddenMonopoly) May 6, 2023
I missed the vulgar part ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 💤 😴
— The Real BlueCo ⛳️🏆🧊 (@real_blueco) May 6, 2023
— Jack Greene (@jackgDPORT) May 6, 2023
— LadyLovesSports (@LadySportsHolt) May 6, 2023
There was nothing vulgar. Horrible journalism.
— Mike O’C 🇺🇸 (@MOConnor20) May 6, 2023
Growing the game. pic.twitter.com/BtEOl3fQMz
— Rob Sniffen 🏴☠️ (@TallyGator90) May 6, 2023
Then for being lying propagandists…
Phil has no reason to rant. These are truth bombs.
— Golf_Realist (@Golf_Realist) May 6, 2023
American journalists are beyond pathetic 🤡
— JGRAVES84 (@J_Graves) May 6, 2023
The PGA Tour’s ministry of propaganda has spoken…😑
— Gerrit Cramer (@cramer_gerrit) May 6, 2023
https://t.co/Twt4HjTcSE at it again. No surprise from #thecorruptgolfmedia. Thank You Phil, again is what the title should say. Tiger and Phil have made you hacks a lot of money over the years.
— Tee-Payne Golf (@Pingusa1872) May 6, 2023
If you were a serious golf source, you would actually know that what you just stated was 💯 per cent incorrect!
— Matthew Gregory (@stonecold01mg) May 6, 2023