Phil Mickelson refused to disclaim that he has been banned by the PGA Tour on the eve of taking part in within the inaugural $25m Saudi-funded LIV Golf occasion.
The six-time main winner, who admitted in February he made “reckless” feedback about Saudi Arabia’s regime, is ending a four-month self-imposed exile.
“I am studying classes,” stated Mickelson who’s a lifetime member of the tour.
“I’d be talking on a PGA Tour matter publicly, which I select to not do presently.”
The 51-year-old American additionally refused to be drawn on the reported $200m signing-on charge he has been given to look within the LIV Golf occasions, of which that is the primary of eight in 2022, saying “contract agreements ought to stay non-public”.
Mickelson misplaced a number of sponsors and noticed his fame tarnished after he criticised the Saudi regime, but sought to make use of involvement with the sequence to realize leverage over the PGA Tour.
He subsequently missed the Masters for the primary time in 28 years in addition to final month’s US PGA Championship, the place he would have been defending champion.
Nevertheless, he stated he intends to play in subsequent week’s US Open and america Golf Affiliation, which runs the key, has stated it is not going to cease these competing within the LIV occasion from taking part in at Brookline, Massachusetts.
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