Phil Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 45 events on the PGA Tour, including six major championships: three Masters titles, two PGA Championships, and one Open Championship.
Phil Mickelson: Why Did Withdraw From PGA?, When Will Play Again?
Why Did Withdraw From PGA?
Phil Mickelson has pulled out of the upcoming PGA Championship, the PGA of America announced Friday.
“Phil is the defending champion and is currently eligible to be a PGA Life member and we would welcome him to participate,” the PGA said on Twitter. “We wish Phil and Amy all the best and look forward to their return to golf.”
PGA Life Members must have been active members of the PGA Tour for 15 years and must have won at least 20 co-sponsored events, according to PGA.
Mickelson also missed the Masters last month for the first time in nearly three decades, after being removed from the tournament’s list of active golfers. He was officially listed on the Masters website as “not playing past champion”.
The six-time major winner said in February that he would take “some time away” from golf after being criticized for comments made about Saudi Arabia’s regime and the country’s proposed new golf tour.
When Will Play Again?
That text came to me this morning. You might have found a similar one. Or raise questions like yourself on your phone, at your water cooler, or near your beer cart.
Those are good questions. And amazing. Say what you will about the proceedings over the past few months, but Phil Mickelson’s topic, wherever it is, is as popular (infamous?) as it has ever been. So let’s try to piece together some of the answers.
Depends who you ask. Let’s frame the sides. The non-shocker crew will tell you that Mickelson’s appearance must have been a carnival, and it’s understandable that she chose to sit outside so as not to detract from the event.
Yes, the press conference would have been quick, but questions would have been asked the entire time.