Phil Mickelson asked the PGA Tour for permission to play the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series scheduled to kick off at London’s Centurion Club on June 9, just one week before the US Open. This is the Greg Norman series better known as Super League.
The San Diego golfer’s agent, Steve Loy, issued a statement stating that the six-time Major winner, who has not competed in more than two months, has also formalized his registration to play the PGA Championship and the US Open in this year.
Tiger Woods is also one of the golfers who has signed up for next month’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, though he has not yet confirmed for sure that he will play.
“Our client, Phil Mickelson, is officially registered to play in the PGA Championship and the US Open,” said Loy, vice president of the SPORTFIVE agency and Mickelson’s longtime representative. “We have also submitted an application on his behalf to be able to play the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series in London from June 9-11. This request meets the April 25 deadline set by the PGA Tour to be able to compete in an event that conflicts with the tour,” he added.
“Phil is currently undecided on when and where he will play again. Any action in this regard is in no way a reflection of a final decision, but rather serves to keep all options open,” he concluded.
Mickelson, defending champion of the PGA Championship, after becoming the oldest player to win a Major last year, decided to step away from the circuit for a time due to his comments about the PGA Tour and its association with LIV Golf Investments, whose schedule of eight events starts this year.
Monday was the deadline for players to apply to the PGA Tour for permission to play this first event of the Saudis’ new tour, which will be played at Centurion Golf Club on the outskirts of London.
As for the PGA Championship, having registered does not mean that he will play, something that he should confirm before the Friday before the tournament that will take place from May 19 to 22.