Phil Mickelson drops bombshell news ahead of LIV Golf event

Phil Mickelson drops bombshell news ahead of LIV Golf event

LIV Golf’s Phil Mickelson has revealed retirement from the game is now very much on the cards for him, following an interview with Bloomberg TV. 

At 53 years old, Mickelson hinted the curtain is slowly drawing on a career that has heralded six major titles and 45 PGA Tour titles, the latter of which places him eighth on the all-time list. 

Mickelson turns 54 on 16 June, which also marks the final round of the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst. 

Lefty just needs to win the US Open to complete the career grand slam, so perhaps things are written in the stars. 

But given Mickelson has chalked up just one top-10 finish on LIV Golf so far this season, the fairytale ending to his career is unlikely, or so you would think.

Especially after Mickelson’s latest comments in an interview for an upcoming episode of Latitude with Haslinda Amin. 

Mickelson says his career is ‘towards its end’

Mickelson told Bloomberg TV: 

“I’m 53 now and my career, you know, if I’m being truthful it’s toward its end. Now, I would like to help others find the same enjoyment and fulfillment that the game of golf has provided me. I’d like them to experience that as well.”

Mickelson rewrote the record books in 2021 when he became the oldest major champion in history aged 50 following a second career US PGA title. 

He then sent shockwaves around the sport a year later when he labelled the Saudis as ‘scary motherf******’ in a controversial interview with biographer Alan Shipnuck.

That came shortly before he accepted a huge reported $200m fee to leave the PGA Tour and join the Saudi-bankrolled LIV Golf circuit. 

Mickelson is lining up in this week’s LIV Golf Singapore event, the last tournament he will play in before the US PGA at Valhalla from 16-19 May.

He finished T43 in the first major of the season at The Masters last month.

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