Reigning champ Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship

Reigning champ Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship

Defending champ Phil Mickelson, who hasn't played since the arrival of dubious remarks about the Saudi-upheld LIV Golf series, has removed from the PGA Championship, the PGA of America declared Friday. 메이저사이트

The 51-year-old American left-hander turned into the most established significant champ in golf history last year when he won the PGA at Kiawah Island for his 6th profession significant title.

Yet, he has not played since January after his comments to creator Alan Shipnuck supporting the Saudi-upheld opponent to the US PGA Tour opened up to the world in February.

Mickelson, a 45-time US PGA Tour victor, didn't play in last month's Masters interestingly starting around 1994 and is feeling the loss of the PGA Championship interestingly since he made his introduction in 1993.

It's the main year Mickelson has missed two majors beginning around 1993, when he didn't play the US or British Opens.

Had Mickelson played at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he would have confronted inquiries over his job with a Saudi gathering he called "frightening" with a "terrible record on common freedoms".

Mickelson conceded being willing to neglect issues, for example, the homicide of US writer Jamal Khashoggi to acquire influence over the US PGA Tour.

"We have quite recently been educated that Phil Mickelson has removed from the PGA Championship," the PGA of America said in a proclamation.

"Phil is the reigning champ and as of now qualified to be a PGA Life Member and we would have invited him to take part.

"We hope everything works out for Phil and Amy and anticipate his re-visitation of golf."

Mickelson, positioned 58th on the planet, put out a statement of regret after his remarks were unveiled, saying his involvement in LIV Golf was "extremely sure" and calling those he worked with "strong" and "visionaries" even as supporters dropped him and he started a break saying he would "frantically need some time away."

When, or then again if, Mickelson gets back to PGA occasions stays muddled.