Phil Mickelson is not going to defend his title in subsequent week’s US PGA Championship at Southern Hills, event organisers have introduced.
Mickelson has been taking a break from golf for the reason that fall-out from his explosive feedback concerning the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed breakaway spearheaded by Greg Norman.
The six-time main winner registered for the US PGA and subsequent month’s US Open on April 25 and in addition requested a launch from the PGA Tour to play the primary LIV Golf Invitational Series occasion from June 11th of September.
That request was denied by the PGA Tour earlier this week.
In a submit on Twitter, the PGA of America wrote: “We have just been informed that Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the PGA Championship.
“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 (his wife) the very best and look forward to his return to golf.”
Mickelson’s victory at Kiawah Island made him the oldest winner of a males’s main championship, his two-shot victory over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen coming only a month earlier than his 51st birthday.