Phil Mickelson Requests Clearance for LIV Golf Invitation Event, Opens with Registration with PGA and US
Phil Mickelson may return to competition as early as next month. Mickelson’s agent Steve Roy released a statement on Monday that Mickelson is targeting both the PGA Championship and the United States. Open has been registered.
But perhaps more newsworthy is that Mickelson requested a release from the PGA Tour to play at the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series in June 911 in London. Tour players must request permission for the event that day until Monday, and Sports Illustrated reported earlier Monday that 15 of the world’s top 100 players had applied for an exemption. (The name has not been announced.)
However, registering for these events does not guarantee that Mickelson will attend. The first, the PGA Championship, is May 1922. Mickelson is the defending champion.
“Phil currently has no concrete plans on when and where he will play,” Loy said in the release. “Any actions taken are in no way a reflection of a final decision made, but rather to keep all options open.”
Mickelson has not played a competitive round since the Saudi International during the first week of February. A few weeks later, he put out a statement on his social media channels, saying he would be “taking some time away” following controversial comments on the new, Saudi Arabiafunded golf league.
“It may not look like that in the light of my recent comments, but my actions during this process have always been in the greatest interests of golf, my colleagues, sponsors, and fans,” Mickelson wrote. rice field. “The problem is that off-record comments are out of context and shared without my consent, but the bigger problem is using words that I really regret that don’t reflect my true feelings and intentions. That’s what I did. It was reckless, I made people angry, and I deeply apologize for the choice of words. I am beyond disappointment and I will do my best to look back on myself and learn from it.
The comment mentioned by Mickelson is an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck’s biography published in the firepit collective on February 17. (Sipnack disagrees with the characteristics of Mickelson’s conversation.)
Excerpt details Mickelson’s involvement in LIV Golf, a new company led by Greg Norman and backed by the Saudi government’s public investment fund. are doing. Mickelson called his new partner “The Creepy Mother — s” and argued that the media rights to the PGA Tour should be distributed more equitably among the tour members.
“I have made many mistakes in my life and many have been shared with the general public,” Mickelson wrote in his statement. “It was never my intention to hurt anyone, and I am very sorry to those who have adversely affected me. It is always to support players and games and give me a leap of faith when in doubt. Thank you to all the people who helped me.
“Despite my belief that some changes have already been made through discourse, I know I have to take responsibility. For the past 31 years, I have lived a very public life. I sent it, but I had a hard time living