Phil Mickelson asks to enter the US Open
Phil Mickelson has applied to play at this year’s US Open. The American has self-imposed a break from play since apologizing for his comments regarding the PGA Tour and the LIV Golf Invitational Series. However, it looks like that may be coming to an end soon.
After Mickelson’s apology statement in February, it was initially thought he would make his return to this year’s Masters – a tournament he hadn’t missed since 1994. However, that didn’t happen, reports suggesting he was told or strongly encouraged not to. cheek. Augusta National President Fred Ridley refuted that claim last week, saying the 51-year-old had not been uninvited. Nevertheless, Mickelson’s absence from a tournament he has won three times has placed huge doubts on his possible involvement in the three remaining Majors of the year.
The next Major is May’s PGA Championship, which Mickelson won last year. While there’s no confirmation on whether he’ll defend his title at this event, it looks like he’s at least preparing for the next one, June’s US Open at Brookline. The United States Golf Association’s official website, USGA.org, has an Entrant Lookup section, and Mickelson appears in that search as an applicant.
Certainly, it would not be surprising to see Mickelson participate in the event. The US Open is the only Major he has yet to win as he targets a career Grand Slam. Mickelson has finished second in the US Open six times and has vowed to retire if he ever wins it. While details are still unclear as to whether Mickelson will return to the game ahead of the June event, the latest news suggests we’ll hear more sooner rather than later.
Another player to appear in the search is Tiger Woods, who returned to action at the Masters after a long spell out of the game with injury. Woods has already said he will try to play in the PGA Championship next month and the Open Championship in July.