Alan Shipnuck, author of Phil Mickelson biography, removed from LIV Golf interview area

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Alan Shipnuck, author of Phil Mickelson biography removed from LIV

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Maybe Phil Mickelson has had enough of Alan Shipnack or Greg Norman wants to make a point.

Either way, one of the strangest days in recent golf history came to an end on Thursday night at Centurion Golf Club near London, where Shipnack was “Phil: The Whitewater Roar of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar (and Unexpected)” Authorized!) Biography” author, removed from the so-called Quick Interview area during the opening event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

The Fire Pit Collective partner Shipnuck traveled to the UK for the event and followed Mickelson in the opening round. Afterwards, as is customary, Mickelson addressed members of the media.

However, Shipnuck was not allowed to join.

he wrote on twitter:

“Well, a couple of collarless security guards pulled me out of Phil Mickelson’s press conference, saying they were doing what their boss ordered, and they refused to give his name. (Greg Norman) ? MBS? Al Capone?) It’s never boring here.

Golfweek reached out to Shipnak, who responded in a text message: “I was standing in the flash zone when Phil’s press started when they came to me.”

Not allowing qualified press members to attend a player’s press conference is unheard of on other golf tours, but things got weird in the moments that followed.

Shipnuck texted LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman about the incident, to which Norman replied that he had not heard of it. Shipnuck didn’t know when he sent the news that Norman had seen the whole thing.

Shipnuck said in an email to Golfweek: “I have no ill will towards Phil. I just wanted to ask him a boring golf question, which is my job. Either he was overly sensitive or the people at LIV were overly protective, but Either way, they overreacted.”

The incident comes two days after Associated Press reporter Rob Harris was cut off, removed from the LIV media center and reprimanded by LIV officials for being rude. About 10 minutes later, Harris was allowed back into the media center, ESPN reported.

“The aggression and physicality of the security guards were inappropriate given that I was just standing there trying to figure out the bizarre reasons they cite for wanting to take me away,” Shipnak said.

The second round of the LIV Golf London event is Friday at 9:30am ET. LIV Golf doesn’t have a TV deal, but is broadcasting the game on its YouTube channel.

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“This whole situation is chaotic and ridiculous,” Shipnak told Golfweek. “If I had another boring golf question for Phil, I would, because I did fly 6,000 miles to get here, and I didn’t want to be silenced by Greg Norman and his men.

“Or maybe I’ll just focus on Chantananuwat Ratchanon. … He looks like a good kid.”

Steve DiMeglio of Golfweek contributed to this article.

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