Phil Mickelson is a six-time champion, the most famous golfer on the Tiger Woods side

And now he has been dubbed the "stooge" by a human rights group for being among the 48 players

have signed up for the rebel rebel league backed by an independent Saudi Arabian economic fund.

"I do not condone human rights violations," Mickelson responded with skepticism,

choosing his words carefully at a brief news conference Wednesday.

Phil Mickelson, who made history last year of being the greatest champion in 161-year golf history,

and Dustin Johnson is the leading face in the LIV Golf Invitational series,

a major threat to the PGA Tour since its inception in 1969.

The money offered by LIV Golf is unstoppable, especially for players like 51-year-old Mickelson when they were growing up.

The signing bonus was reportedly more than $ 150 million for Johnson, even higher for phil Mickelson.