Phil Mickelson’s reply to Brooks Koepka’s LIV Golf trolling goes viral

by Joanne Miller

Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, two prominent figures in the world of golf, showcased their sense of humor after the recently concluded Ryder Cup. The European team emerged victorious with a score of 16.5-to-11.5, leaving Team USA humiliated. However, Koepka found a way to lighten the mood with a funny Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter) post.

Koepka’s post featured a picture of him alongside Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Sam Burns, and Xander Schauffele. Koepka sported a Nike sweatshirt, sweatpants, and a pair of Jordan sneakers, while the other four players wore ‘Smash GC’ shirts. It is worth mentioning that Smash GC is the LIV Golf team that Koepka captains and is a part of, hinting that these four players have joined his squad.

Not missing a beat, Mickelson quote-tweeted Koepka’s post and used the big-eyed emoji to express what everyone else was thinking. This exchange between the two golfers quickly gained attention, with Koepka’s post receiving nearly eight million views and Mickelson’s re-tweet amassing 2.2 million viewers.

The irony of the situation was not lost on golf fans, as the Europeans convincingly won the Ryder Cup. Of the four players featured in Koepka’s post, Schauffele, Burns, Fowler, and Koepka combined to score just 3.5 points in the losing effort for Team USA. On the other hand, Homa proved to be the most valuable player for the Americans, scoring 3.5 points himself. Homa was the only American to play in all five matches, with his sole loss coming in the Friday morning foursomes against Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Åberg.

It is worth noting that Koepka was the only LIV golfer participating in the competition. Despite this, both Koepka and Mickelson managed to capture the attention and amusement of fans with their social media posts.

The humorous exchange between the two golfers generated a range of responses from fans and followers. Twitter users Eddie Pepperell and®️ were among those who engaged with Koepka and Mickelson’s posts, offering their own witty comments.

In conclusion, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson added a touch of lightheartedness to the post-Ryder Cup atmosphere with their funny social media banter. Their humorous exchange garnered significant attention and provided fans with a moment of laughter amidst the disappointment of Team USA’s defeat. It goes to show that even in defeat, these golfers can maintain their sense of humor and keep spirits high.

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