Phil Mickelson has requested a launch from the PGA Tour to play the primary LIV Golf Invitational Collection occasion in June.
The six-time main winner has additionally registered for Could’s US PGA Championship at Southern Hills – the place he would be the defending champion – and the US Open at Brookline, which takes place the week after the primary LIV Golf occasion at Centurion Membership outdoors London.
Mickelson has been taking a break from golf for the reason that fall-out from his explosive feedback in regards to the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed breakaway spearheaded by Greg Norman.
Mickelson accused the PGA Tour of “obnoxious greed” and appearing like a “dictatorship”, whereas the 51-year-old admitted he was properly conscious of Saudi Arabia’s human rights report however was utilizing the specter of a breakaway to “reshape” how the Tour operates.
The left-hander’s agent, Steve Loy, launched an announcement on Monday which learn: “Our consumer Phil Mickelson is formally registered to play within the PGA Championship in addition to the US Open.
“We’ve additionally filed a request on his behalf for a launch to play within the first LIV Golf Invitational in London, June Sep 11. This request complies with the deadline of April 25 set forth by the PGA Tour to compete in a conflicting tour occasion.
“Phil at present has no concrete plans on when and the place he’ll play. Any actions taken are on no account a mirrored image of a ultimate resolution made, however fairly to maintain all choices open.”
Mickelson misplaced a number of sponsors as the results of his feedback and with Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau rapidly becoming a member of the sport’s largest names in pledging their loyalty to the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy felt the proposed breakaway was “lifeless within the water”.
Nevertheless, with a proposed league shelved till 2024 in favour of massively profitable particular person occasions, some gamers have been tempted to hunt releases from the PGA and DP World Excursions in an effort to play at Centurion Membership.
Whereas these releases could also be reluctantly granted, a number of future LIV Golf occasions are scheduled for the US and PGA Tour bye-laws state that its members can not play in a conflicting occasion in North America.