Phil Mickelson Removed From List Of Competitors For 2022 Masters
The three-time champion is no longer listed in the field of active players, but instead as a past champion who is not playing.
Phil Mickelson is no longer on the list of players scheduled to compete in next month’s Masters, having been moved to the section of the tournament website that lists past champions who are not competing.
As of Sunday, Mickelson had still been listed as a participant, as had past champion Trevor Immelman, who is now also out of the field.
The Masters only removes players from that section of the website upon request, and Augusta National confirmed the request was made. Tiger Woods, who has not played since a February 2021 car crash, is still listed as a participant in the tournament. Players have until tournament week to decide if they are playing or not.
Mickelson, 51, who won the Masters in 2004, 2006 and 2010, has been embroiled in controversy due to disparaging comments he made about the PGA Tour in relation to his conversations with LIV Golf Investments about joining a rival league being fronted by Hall of Famer Greg Norman.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, speaking March 8 at the Players Championship, stepped around questions about whether or not the Hall of Fame golfer had been suspended. Such a suspension would not apply at the Masters, which invites players based on qualifying criteria that include past champions.
A representative for Mickelson declined to comment.
“I have not talked to Phil since he made his comments and since he said that he was stepping away,’’ Monahan said. “I think the ball is in his court. I would welcome a phone call from him. But it’s hard for me to talk about the different scenarios that could play out.’’