LIV Golf, the PGA Tour’s worst nightmare, today announced that six-time major champion Phil Mickelson has committed to the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament, set for June 9-11 at Centurion Club (London).
A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Mickelson is one of the most accomplished players in the history of golf. He has spent a record 26 years ranked among the world’s top 50 golfers and has represented the United States in more than two dozen international team competitions.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) June 6, 2022
“I realize I still have a long way to go but I’m embracing the work ahead,” Mickelson wrote on Twitter. “I’m ready to come back to play the game I love but after 32 years, this new path is a fresh start, one that is exciting for me at this stage of my career and is clearly transformative, not just for myself, but ideally for the game and my peers.
“I also love the progressive format and I think it will be exciting for fans. Just as importantly, it will provide balance, allowing me to focus on a healthier approach to life and on and off the course. I am incredibly grateful for what this game and the PGA Tour has given me. I would like to think that I have given back as well but now I’m excited about this new opportunity. I’m thrilled to begin with LIV Golf and I appreciate everyone involved.
He added, “I also intend to play the majors.”
Mickelson adds to a field that will be headlined by Dustin Johnson, and feature seven major champions with a combined 14 titles, as well as three former world No. 1 ranked players and 27 of the top 150 golfers in the world.
“Phil Mickelson is unequivocally one of the greatest golfers of this generation. His contributions to the sport and connection to fans around the globe cannot be overstated and we are grateful to have him,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf.
“He strengthens an exciting field for London where we’re proud to launch a new era for golf.”
Live broadcast coverage of LIV Golf’s historic launch at Centurion Club will be available at LIVGolf.com, YouTube and Facebook. The LIV Golf broadcasts will also be aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in 138 territories around the world.