Phil Mickelson to miss first Masters since 1994

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Phil Mickelson to miss first Masters since 1994

Phil Mickelson will miss his first Masters tournament since 1994 after being removed from the list of players scheduled to compete in next month’s tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

As of Sunday, Mickelson had still been listed as a participant but the news was confirmed after the three time champion was moved to the section of the tournament website that lists past champions who are not competing.

The Masters only removes players from that section of the website upon request. Tiger Woods, who has not played competitive golf since a February 2021 car crash, is still listed as a participant in the tournament. Players have until tournament week to decide if they are playing or not.

Phil Mickelson, who won the Masters in 2004, 2006 and 2010, has been embroiled in controversy due to comments he made about the PGA Tour in relation to his conversations with LIV Golf Investments about joining a rival league being fronted by Hall of Famer Greg Norman.

In February, an author of an upcoming biography on Mickelson released excerpts from the book in which the golfer said he was willing to look past the human rights records of Saudi’s in order to gain leverage with the PGA Tour.

His comments caused uproar in the Golfing community and he was subsequently dropped by several of his sponsors.

The Masters Tournament, one of the four major golfing showcases in the world, will take place from April 7th to April 10th at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia.

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