On Wednesday, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and nine other LIV golfers sued the PGA Tour for suspending them from playing the tour as long as they were part of the controversial Saudi-backed league.
Spiranac—the 2022 Maxim Hot 100 cover star and the internet’s ultimate golf influencer—weighed in on the public spat on Twitter with a cheeky dig at LIV players.
“LIV players- We want to play less golf,” Spiranac tweeted. “Also LIV players- We are suing so we can play more golf.”
The New York Post has more details about the bombshell suit:
Leading up to LIV Golf’s inaugural event in June, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan threatened to suspend players if they jumped ship to the rival circuit, which has only eight tournaments this year and 14 next. Several of the sport’s biggest stars have since been suspended as a result, including Dustin Johnson, who reportedly received upward of $100 million for joining LIV earlier this summer.
Elsewhere in the lawsuit, LIV Golf’s Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford requested a temporary restraining order that would enable them to participate in the PGA Tour’s upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs, The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday.
This isn’t the first time Paige has commented on LIV Golf—and its enormous paydays.
Earlier this week, the she responded via aTwitter video after it was reported that Tiger Woods had turned down LIV’s $700 to $800 million offer.
“That is ‘eff you’ money, that is ‘buy an island’ money, and Tiger, he was like, ‘You know what, no thank you.’ Maybe it’s because he already has so much money he doesn’t know what to do with, he wants to protect his legacy, with a limited schedule even his body can’t play that much, maybe he wants to be a Ryder Cup captain. But Tiger, he said no,” Spiranac explained in the video.
Woods previously explained his stance on LIV Golf ahead of last month’s British Open.
“The players who have chosen to go to LIV and to play there, I disagree with it,’’ Woods said. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.”