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Mickelson to play in inaugural LIV Golf series after controversial PGA comments

Hil Mickelson has been confirmed for the inaugural LIV golf tournament which is due to begin later this week.

There had been some surprise when the American was not included in the initial list of players taking part in the Invitational Series at the Centurion Club in northwest London.

Mickelson had angered much of his country’s golf elite by criticizing the PGA Tour earlier this year, for which he apologized and vowed to step back from the game.

But on Monday, the Saudi-backed series confirmed the 51-year-old’s inclusion in the first-ever LIV Golf event alongside Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter.

Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf, said: “Phil Mickelson is unequivocally one of the greatest golfers of this generation.

“His contributions to the sport and his connection to fans around the world cannot be overstated and we are grateful to have him. He reinforces an exciting area for London where we are proud to launch a new era for golf.

“Our International Series qualifiers have won an incredible opportunity to compete in LIV Golf’s new format, and I can’t wait to see them all play next week. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of us. them, and that’s been a driving force behind our mission at LIV – to create player journeys and new opportunities to play the game we all love.

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