Mickelson refuses to deny PGA Tour ban


Phil Mickelson refused to deny that he has been banned by the PGA Tour on the eve of playing in the inaugural $25m Saudi-funded LIV Golf event.

The six-time major winner, who admitted in February he made “reckless” comments about Saudi Arabia’s regime, is ending a four-month self-imposed exile.

“I’m learning lessons,” said Mickelson who is a lifetime member of the tour.

“I would be speaking on a PGA Tour matter publicly, which I choose not to do at this time.”

The 51-year-old American also refused to be drawn on the reported $200m signing-on fee he has been given to appear in the LIV Golf events, saying “contract agreements should remain private”.

More to follow.



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