The PGA of America has announced that Phil Mickelson has decided to skip the PGA Championship. The San Diego southpaw, defending champion, will therefore not defend the title in the second male Major scheduled for May 19-22 in Tulsa (USA), Oklahoma.
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It seemed all done for the return to the field of the Californian who, surprisingly, after being listed in the official field of the tournament, decided to cancel. A surprising news, after his triumph in 2021 which had seen him stand out as the oldest winner of a Major at the age of 50 years, 11 months and 7 days.
"We have just been informed that Mickelson has decided to skip the PGA Championship. It is a shame, we would have welcomed his participation." This is the announcement of the PGA of America, with Mickelson now appearing ever closer to marrying the Arab Super League project.
"Phil is the title holder and is currently eligible to become a member of PGA Life and we would welcome him to participate," she said on Twitter. "We wish Phil and Amy the best and look forward to his 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 the PGA.
Mickelson, who will turn 52 in June, making history at last year's event When he became the oldest senior winner, he broke the record previously held by Julius Burros, who won the PGA championship in 1968 at the age of 48 years old.
CNN reached out to Mickelson's agent for comment. Mickelson also lost the Masters last month for the first time in nearly three decades, after being removed from the list of active golfers in the tournament. Officially listed as "former champion not in play" on the Masters website.
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At the time, Mickelson said he felt the pressure and stress that hit him over the years and suggested he take a break from the sport, saying, “I know I haven't been the best and I desperately need time to give the priority to that sport.
I love more and work to be the man I am. " I want to be " KPMG, Mickelson's longtime sponsor, said in February that he was no longer collaborating with the golfer.