LIV Golf’s suit was initially brought by 11 former PGA Tour players, and LIV joined in late August. Four of the players had already removed themselves from the suit, and on Tuesday, four more players — Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford — withdrew. The three individual golfers who remain in the suit are Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones and Peter Uihlein.
“I am pleased that the players on Tour are finally being heard, respected, and valued and are benefiting from the changes recently implemented,” Mickelson said in a statement. “With LIV’s involvement in these issues, the players’ rights will be protected, and I no longer feel it is necessary for me to be part of the proceedings.”
At the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Wednesday, Rory McIlroy told reporters that the two sides must meet in the middle.
“The game of golf is ripping itself apart right now, and that’s no good for anyone,” McIlroy said. “It’s no good for the guys on this side or the sort of traditional system, and it’s no good for the guys on the other side, either. It’s no good for anyone.”