Phil Mickelson has registered to play at the 2022 PGA Championship! It is a relief for his fans as they haven’t seen him play golf in the last two months. However, his stance regarding the LIV Golf League is not what the PGA Tour fans have expected.
Nicknamed Lefty, Mickelson has filed for a release from the Tour to play at the LIV Golf League. Steve Loy, the golfer’s agent, released a statement regarding the same.
May 27, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson on the 14th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports | REUTERS
The inaugural LIV Golf event begins on June 9th this year. And the final date to apply for the release from the PGA Tour to play at the rival event was on Monday.
The 2021 PGA Championship winner hasn’t played in an event in two months. The golfer had vanished into thin air after he released an apology statement to the LIV Golf team for his controversial comments. Mickelson had described the League officials as “scary moth**r f**kers” through a phone conversation, which later was published online.
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Furthermore, the 51-year-old had mentioned taking a long break from golf in the statement. Moreover, many of his sponsors, including Amstel Light, KPMG, and Workday, had ended their contracts with him.
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The PGA Tour fans might not be happy with Mickelson’s LIV Golf event-related update. However, they would be happy to hear that he would play at the upcoming PGA Championship.
May 23, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson hoists the Wanamaker Trophy after he wins the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
The event begins on May 19th, and the golfer would be the center of attention of it as he had won last time. The then 50-year-old Mickelson had won the event in 2021 with an overall score of 6-under 282.
He won the event with a 2-shot lead against Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka. With the victory, he had become the oldest to win a major.
The 6-time major winner didn’t play at the Masters this year. Mickelson had won three times at the Masters and has never missed the event since 1994 until this year. The Chairman of the Augusta National explained that the golfer decided not to attend the tournament, and informed him through a text message.
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