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Saudi-paid players no longer eligible for PGA Tour, commissioner says
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Saudi-paid players no longer eligible for PGA Tour, commissioner says

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and other PGA Tour members who teed off in the Saudi-funded golf league Thursday are no longer eligible for PGA Tour events under penalties Commissioner Jay Monahan shared soon after the first tee shot was struck.Still to be determined is whether those players are ever welcome back.The ban includes participation in the Presidents Cup, which would involve the South African trio of Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace. Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC greets Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC during Day One of the LIV Golf Invitational - London at The Centurion Club on June 9, 2022, in St. Albans, England. Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images The ...
Phil Mickelson won’t defend his title at the PGA Championship
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Phil Mickelson won’t defend his title at the PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following incendiary comments he made about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed.Mickelson authored one of the most stunning victories last year when he won the PGA at Kiawah Island, at age 50 becoming the oldest champion in 161 years of the majors.Now, the popular phrase from a decade ago — "What will Phil do next?" — carries more intrigue than sheer excitement. The PGA of America announced his decision on social media. The PGA Championship starts Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Mickelson has not played since Feb. 6 at the Saudi International, where he accused the PGA Tour of "obnoxious gr...