Golf glam girl Paige Spiranac has predicted a ‘pungent’ fallout from the PGA merger with LIV Golf, comparing it to the end of HBO’s Succession, as she also made a fun joke about Phil Mickelson .
The blonde, blue-eyed golf influencer shared her own thoughts on uniting the two tours in a series of tweets on Tuesday, as well as thoughts from players on both tours learning about the news.
“The PGA Tour and LIV merge golf twitter is about to be spicy the next few days,” the 30-year-old tweeted.
Spiranac also shared an image from one of the final scenes of ‘Succession’, in which Shiv Roy grabs the hand of her ex-husband, Tom Wambsgans, after it was announced that he was the new CEO of Waystar. Royco.
“LIV and PGAT fans now,” the American media personality joked.
Paige Spiranac predicts a ‘spicy’ few days after the PGA Tour and LIV merge on Tuesday
Spiranac also compared the merge to the Succession finale and poked fun at Phil Mickelson.
In another tweet, Spiranac, who has $881,200 Twitter followers and three million more on Instagram, joked about Phil Mickelson and Brandel Chamblee’s reactions to the two tours joining, as the two previously criticized Saudi Arabia’s support for LIV Golf.
“Phil knowing Brandel is about to have the worst day of his life with the news of the tour merging with LIV,” Spiranac wrote on Twitter, while sharing a GIF of Mickelson dancing.
Mickelson, who has won six majors in his 31-year career (and still counting), seemed thrilled with linking PGA and LIV with DP World Tour under one golf entity, tweeting on Tuesday: “Great day today today.”
Brooks Koepka, who became the first LIV player to win a PGA-sponsored major at Oak Hill last month, also reacted to the merger by asking people to make sure Chamblee is alive and well.
“Welfare Check on Chamblee,” the five-time major winner tweeted on Tuesday.
Spiranac holds $881,200 Twitter followers and even grows three million more on Instagram
The 30-year-old isn’t shy about sharing her opinions on golf with her social media followers
Other PGA Tour players took to Twitter to express surprise at not being told about the deal before it was announced.
“I love checking out the morning news on Twitter,” wrote two-time major champion Collin Morikawa.
Former US President Donald Trump, who owns three courses that are part of LIV Golf’s 2023 14-event schedule, celebrated the deal in an all-caps Truth social post.
‘Good news from LIV Golf. A big, beautiful and glamorous affair for the wonderful world of golf. Congratulations to all !!!’
Since its launch, LIV players have only competed alongside their former colleagues at the majors, as these four flagship events on the golf calendar are not organized by the PGA Tour or the DP World Tour but by independent institutions. .
Former US President Donald Trump, who owns 3 LIV courses, shared his joy at the merger
Many of those who accepted lucrative signing bonuses to join LIV Golf cited a desire to play fewer events and spend more time with their families as the reason for their jump.
Advocacy groups 9/11 Families United and Democracy for the Arab World Now, founded by Khashoggi, were among the organizations that spoke out against the deal.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers of September 11, 2001 were from Saudi Arabia. However, the kingdom has long denied a role in the Twin Towers attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
“Jay Monahan co-opted the 9/11 community last year into the PGA’s (Tour) unequivocal agreement that Saudi Project LIV was nothing more than a sport wash of Saudi’s reputation. Saudi Arabia,” 9/11 Families United said in a statement.
“Now the PGA and Monahan seem to have become more paid Saudi shillings, taking billions of dollars to clean up the Saudi reputation so that Americans and the world forget how the Kingdom spent its billions of dollars before 9/11 to finance the terrorism, spreading their vitriolic hatred and funding al-Qaeda and the murder of our loved ones.