Phil Mickelson, who is taking time off from the game due to the fallout from his comments on the Saudi-backed Super Golf League, is no longer listed in the grid of active players competing at next month’s Masters.
The Masters website on Monday featured three-time winner Mickelson, who is listed as a past champion and is not participating in the April 7-10 event at Augusta National Golf Club.
Mickelson’s agent was not immediately available for comment.
Mickelson’s absence from this year’s inaugural major will be the first time he has missed the Masters since 1994.
In February, an author of a forthcoming unauthorized biography of Mickelson released excerpts from the book in which the golfer called the Saudis “scary” but said he was willing to look beyond their human rights record to make an impact on the PGA Tour.
Saudi Arabia’s government has denied allegations of human rights abuses.
Six-time major champion Mickelson apologized for the comments, which he claimed were not on record, and said he plans to take some time off from the sport.
In the meantime, the longtime fan favorite has been isolated and has also lost a number of sponsors.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/phil-mickelson-not-on-list-of-active-players-to-compete-in-next-months-masters-41472480.html Phil Mickelson not on the list of active players who will take part in next month’s Masters