Phil Mickelson is one of golf’s greatest champions, a player with a resume that ranks among the best of all time. Six majors, 45 PGA Tour victories, a pro career that spans 30 years.
But when it resumes this week at the LIV Golf Invitational Series event outside of London, things will be considerably different.
Mickelson has spent the better part of the past four months underground due to the fallout associated with the start-up of this new venture. Until Monday, he had issued no public statements, played no golf tournaments and missed two major championships, including the PGA Championship last month where he was the defending champion.