PGA Field Released With Mickelson And Woods
Phil's agent issues statement suggesting his disruptor client is keeping all options open, including a possible Saudi payday.
The PGA of America released the 2022 PGA Championship’s “current field list” and it includes former champions Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Woods plans to play The Open at St Andrews but was non-committal about turning up at the PGA or June’s U.S. Open at The Country Club. He’s still go a few weeks to decide on the PGA but if he can walk four days at Augusta National, Southern Hills will be a breeze.
Defending PGA champion Mickelson has been in seclusion after apologizing for his “choice of words” in two interviews where he called out both the PGA Tour’s “obnoxious greed”and the “scary m*&^$%#@&er’s” funding an upstart
league tour series-of-8-come-when-you-feel-like-it shotguns.
Shortly after the PGA’s 5 p.m. ET posting Monday, Mickelson’s longtime agent Steve Loy surfaced following an exclusive three-year tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the Subcontinent. It was the first peep out of Camp Mickelson since late February. But with an industry professional of Loy’s savoir faire, at least you know it’s going to be an artfully-crafted statement that begins the process of rebuilding Phil’s image as a repaired man and genuine golfer at heart.
Well, the details were solid:
He’s registered for the PGA and U.S. Open should he decide to play.
We now know he has requested a second PGA Tour release of 2022 for June’s LIV Golf Invitational outside London.
Loy says Mickelson has “no concrete plans” and is keeping his options open. You know, like whether to take the Crown Prince’s cash while also believing he’s a loathsome murderer.
The statement may have revealed the LIV Golf Invitational request knowing the PGA Tour or Shirtless Shark would be in a race to leak Mickelson’s plans. But the stern tone, somber background and announced willingness to take scary m*&^$%#@&er money gives the impression Mickelson may return in disruptor mode. Oh joy.