Charles Barkley is not afraid to speak his mind. It’s one of the many reasons why, after a Hall of Fame basketball career, he’s one of the most popular sports analysts in the business.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday, the 11-time All-Star and current analyst for TNT spoke about the LIV Golf and PGA Tour controversy and backed players who took the money to join the series led by Greg Norman which is financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
“I want all the LIV guys to be at the top of the leaderboard,” Barkley said of what he wants to see at this week’s US Open. “I want to see the PGA Tour shaking in their fucking boots. Look, I’m not a religious dude but I want chaos this weekend at the US Open.”
“I don’t judge other people. Look, if someone gave me $200 million, I’d kill a relative,” Barkley joked before doubling down. “I’m serious. They say Phil Mickelson got $200 million, Dustin Johnson got $150 million, for $150 million I’d kill a parent, even the one I love.”
Unfortunately for Barkley, players who joined the LIV series largely struggled at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, apart from Dustin Johnson and a few others. Barkley’s Good Friend Mickelson shot 78-73 to finish 11 after 36 holes.