Ian Poulter finally gives up on Ryder Cup with Phil Mickelson up for LIV Golf alternative

Both Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter seemed certain to be selected as their teams’ future Ryder Cup captains, but the former feels they will never get the opportunity.

Due to their transfer to LIV Golf, Ian Poulter feels that he and Phil Mickelson will never have the opportunity to compete as Ryder Cup captains.

Throughout his career, Poulter has proclaimed himself to be a legend of the European Ryder Cup, but he forfeited the opportunity to play for Team Europe last spring when he resigned from the DP World Tour. He relished numerous battles on the Ryder Cup stage with his American opponent Mickelson, who has also switched to Saudi Arabia.

It appeared as though Poulter and Mickelson would undoubtedly lead their esteemed teams in the matchplay event in the future, but the Englishman now believes this is unlikely.

On Wednesday, Mickelson talked about his post-playing plans on social media. One of his fans suggested he start a commentary career. Nonetheless, the HyFlyers captain is eager to switch to one-off games with amateurs in front of cameras.

“I appreciate your kind remarks. But just because someone can accomplish something doesn’t mean they HAVE to,” he tweeted. “I’m going to film some Pros vs. Schmos 9-hole matches instead of making commentary. I’ll talk a little smack and share some insights along the way. Although the video won’t be of the best quality, I think it will still be enjoyable for me to make and watch.”

Having given up on a potential Ryder Cup reunion, Poulter is one man eager to challenge Mickelson in a potential new endeavor. The European said, “If you like, I’m happy to be the Schmos.” “Just as we might have faced off as Ryder Cup captains. which is not the case right now.

“I’ll bring the [camera]; just name the location and time. I’m all in. Put those calf muscles away, please. Only Tartans pants.”

The six-time major champion appears eager to accept the offer, as evidenced by Mickelson’s response, “Let’s do this.”

Poulter had already acknowledged that his days of competing in European colors were over, focusing on the intense fallout that revolved around the Ryder Cup and the LIV setup. “I’m too old to play the Ryder Cup anymore. I’ve had enough.” By the time next year’s edition comes around, I’d technically be 49 because I’m 48,” he stated in a March interview with Gulf News.

“It’s really disappointing, in my opinion, how some people were treated and talked about in relation to the Ryder Cup, especially when some people have dedicated their entire lives to working incredibly hard for that product. Too much happened and too much was said the last time.

Therefore, for me to be involved, things would need to change from the current state of affairs with the individuals currently in charge of that branch of the organization. Some people said that we weren’t needed, so I’m not needed, and they didn’t need me the last time.”

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