After a four-month layoff, six-time major winner Phil Mickelson will return to action at the LIV Golf Invitational Series’ first event this week.
Since his biographer wrote about his offensive comments about the Saudi-funded shorthanded breakaway series in February, he hasn’t played.
Mickelson finished 48th overall in Greg Norman’s $25 million (£20 million) tournament at the Centurion Club in St Albans.
The PGA Tour had granted permission for the 51-year-old to compete in this tournament.
In any case, the PGA Tour has warned that players who take part in the tournament might be penalized.
Retiring from golf has been “humbling,” Mickelson stated in a post on Twitter.
Mickelson wouldn’t stop criticizing the Saudi dictatorship.
So he tried to get the PGA Tour to change its mind by playing in a golf league that was backed by Saudi Arabia.
Something more about Mickelson
For the first time in over 28 years, he was unable to compete in the Masters and the USPGA Championship.
Both of which he had won the previous year.
I want to apologize to the many individuals I upset and injured with my statements a few months ago, “he said.
In my professional life, I have made errors in some of the statements and actions.
I have taken. Self-reflection and time away from work have been humbling. “
Although he has missed the previous two major championships.
Mickleson says he still plans to compete in the most prestigious events.
He went on to say: “Thanks to everyone who has helped make my first LIV golf outing such a success. I couldn’t be happier.
” I, too, plan to play in the main leagues.
“I’m quite aware and sympathetic to the fact that some people may disagree with our choice and have strong feelings about it.
For the first time in more than 30 years of my life, I’m returning to the sport I love, but after 32 years.
This new road is a fresh start, one that is exciting for me at this point of my career and is definitely transformational.
Not only for me, but hopefully for the game and my peers. “
The potential breakaway Super League has its origins in the LIV Golf International Series.
Dustin Johnson, a two-time major champion, has allegedly inked a contract for $150 million to compete in the series.
While Mickelson joins the likes of England’s former world number one Lee Westwoo.
Spaniard Sergio Garcia, and Ian Poulter in doing so.
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