Phil Mickelson stated on Friday (May 13) he won’t defend his PGA Championship title after having stepped away from the sport in February amid fallout from feedback he made concerning a Saudi-backed golf league.
Mickelson, 51, had saved golf followers guessing about whether or not he could be at Southern Hills Country Club subsequent week however the hypothesis ended with the PGA of America confirming he wouldn’t be in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“We have just been informed that Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the PGA Championship,” the PGA of America stated. “Phil is the defending champion and at the moment eligible to be a PGA Life Member and we might have welcomed him to take part.
“We wish Phil and Amy the very best and look forward to his return to golf.”
Mickelson’s public picture took successful when the creator of an unauthorised biography on the six-times main champion stated the golfer informed him he was prepared to look previous Saudi Arabia’s human rights report to achieve leverage with the PGA Tour.
Saudi Arabia’s authorities has denied accusations of human rights abuses and Mickelson later apologised for the feedback, which he claimed have been off the report, after which stated he deliberate to take time away from the game.
Source : channelnewsasia.com