Many in the sports world have questioned the morality of players participating in the deep-pocketed LIV Golf Tour, but one famous golfer will stop at nothing to get paid to play in the new league.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is known for his attempts to fix his swing, telling Pat McAfee that he will “kill a relative” in exchange for a $200 million check and Saudi Arabia A seat on the sponsored LIV Golf Tour. Heck, he can do it for just $150 million.
“I don’t judge people. Listen, if someone gave me $200 million, I’d kill a relative,” Barkley said on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“I mean it. They said Phil Mickelson got $200 million and Dustin Johnson got $150 million. For $150 million, I would kill a relative, even one I like.”
Charles Barkley showed an improved golf swing this year. Yes, that doesn’t say much, but still! pic.twitter.com/6X1R7s9FGg
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) July 14, 2017
Barkley, an NBA analyst for TNT, told McAfee on Friday that he supports LIV golfers, who are also allowed to play in the U.S. Open.
“I want all the LIV guys to be at the top of the charts,” Barkley said. “I want to see the PGA Tour shaking in their fucking boots. Listen, I’m not a religious guy, but I hope this weekend The U.S. Open is in chaos.”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 17, 2022
However, Chuck didn’t get his wish as only four LIV golfers made the cut. One of the notable players who missed the cut was Mickelson, who shot 11 in his first two rounds. None of the four LIV golfers who made the cut — Johnson, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau and Richard Brand — made the top 20 at the country club in Brookline, Massachusetts.