The Players: Phil Mickelson will not participate in the PGA Tour’s flagship event; Bryson DeChambeau in the provisional squad | Golf News


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Last update: 04/03/22 22:50

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One of the biggest events on the PGA Tour schedule takes place this month, with round-the-clock coverage of TPC Sawgrass players live on Sky Sports’ dedicated Players Championship channel.

One of the biggest events on the PGA Tour schedule takes place this month, with round-the-clock coverage of TPC Sawgrass players live on Sky Sports’ dedicated Players Championship channel.

Phil Mickelson has officially ruled himself out of a return to action at The Players, while Bryson DeChambeau has been included in the interim field for TPC Sawgrass.

Mickelson is currently taking a hiatus from competitive golf, following fallout from his claims that the PGA Tour is acting like a ‘dictatorship’ and that he was using the threat of a separatist Saudi golf league to ‘reshape’ the workings of the Tower.

The six-time major winner has yet to set a date to return to action and was a notable absentee from the list of 144 entries for next week’s event, where 48 of the world’s top 50 are expected to make it.

Nick Dougherty and Rich Beem think Phil Mickelson's statement doesn't seem sincere and sounds more like an apology to the Saudis for having to withdraw from the proposed league

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Nick Dougherty and Rich Beem think Phil Mickelson’s statement doesn’t seem sincere and sounds more like an apology to the Saudis for having to withdraw from the proposed league

Nick Dougherty and Rich Beem think Phil Mickelson’s statement doesn’t seem sincere and sounds more like an apology to the Saudis for having to withdraw from the proposed league

Harris English is the other player in the world’s top 50 who is definitely not involved, with the American still recovering from a hip injury that ruled him out of PGA Tour action since a 55th tie at Sony. January Open.

Ryder Cup-winning captain Steve Stricker is also out through injury and Tiger Woods continues his rehabilitation after last February’s car crash, meaning the PGA Tour’s showpiece event will go ahead without Woods and Mickelson for the first time since 1994.

Justin Thomas returns to defend his title after last year’s one-shot win over Lee Westwood, bidding to become the first player to win back-to-back Players Championship wins, along with 2019 champion Rory McIlroy and world No. Jon Rahm among the notable names on the pitch.

A look back at the best of The Players 2021 final round action at TPC Sawgrass

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A look back at the best of The Players 2021 final round action at TPC Sawgrass

A look back at the best of The Players 2021 final round action at TPC Sawgrass

DeChambeau is currently scheduled to return to action, a week after missing his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a left wrist problem, with the former US Open champion limited to only three world starts so far in injury. 2022.

He revealed in a social media post that he would “try to come back and play for the players”, although injury doubt remains after already withdrawing from several events this season.

The top 30 players in the FedExCup rankings are all set to feature on The Players, with 25 countries represented in an international field, while the winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Puerto Rico Open this weekend can still get a last minute invitation.

Current pitch for The Players (as of Friday, March 4)

The Live Players Championship

March 10, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

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Who will win The Players? Watch throughout the week live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Players! Live coverage begins Tuesday with the “Players Live” broadcast Tuesday at 2 p.m.




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