Friday August 5, 2022

From Phil Mickelson to Bryson DeChambeau, eleven players who have passed to LIV Golf are suing the PGA Tour asking for the immediate lifting of the suspension called for them by the top American men’s circuit. The Wall Street Journal reveals it.

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Among the golfers who have decided to embark on a legal battle there are also Abraham Ancer, Jason Kokrak, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Ian Poulter, Peter Uihlein. And again: Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford, with the latter three who asked for immediate suspension to play the PGA Tour play-offs.

The rebels of LIV Golf, members of the PGA Tour, have turned to the Antitrust. The controversy that is dividing the green is now at a point of no return and one of the most critical is still Mickelson, until a few months ago among the emblems of the PGA Tour.

Philip Alfred Mickelson (known as Lefty for his left-handed swing even though he is right-handed in everyday life) (San Diego, June 16, 1970) is an American golfer. He is one of the best players of his generation and has won six major major tournaments: three times the Masters (in 2004, 2006 and 2010), two the PGA Championship (in 2005 and 2021) and once The Open Championship in the edition of the 2013.

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He is one of 13 players in golf history to have won at least 3 of the 4 majors and has also finished six times in second place in the US Open Championship but never managed to win this tournament. With his victory in his second PGA Championship on May 23, 2021, he became, at 50, 11 months and 8 days, the oldest player to take the lead in one of four major tournaments.

The exceptional performance on the Kiawah Island course – where he beat compatriot Bruce Koepka and South African Louis Oosthuizen, both younger than twenty years, after an exciting three-way duel – came eight years after the last major won in 2013.

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Mickelson, who had progressively slipped past the hundredth position in the world rankings, suddenly rose to number 32. Over the course of his almost thirty-year career, he has been in the top 10 in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking for over 700 weeks, reaching the second place on several occasions, but never the first, in a period dominated by Tiger Woods, of which Michelson was one of the few rivals able to put him in trouble.

In fact, thanks to an unscrupulous game (risky in jargon), made up of imaginative and otherwise impossible recoveries, he has often been able to keep up with younger athletes in the form of himself. Particularly famous for his spectacular approaches to him (for example the Phil flop) he is considered among the best players in the history of golf around the green.

He started playing golf as a child, imitating his father playing in front of him. For this reason, despite being right-handed in every other activity in his life, he plays golf as a left-handed. Equally prestigious was his career as an amateur, punctuated, among others, by the victory in 1990 of the US amateur and a tournament of the PGA Tour, the Northern Telecom Open in 1991.

Overall in his career he has won 52 tournaments, including 43 on the PGA tour. In 2009 he won two World golf Championship tournaments for the first time, the Ca Championship and the HSBC Championship. He has participated in the last nine editions of the Ryder Cup as a member of Team U.S.A.

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Since 2012 he has been a member of the World Golf Hall of fame. According to Forbes magazine, he was the 8th highest paid sportsman in the world in 2014 with $ 50.8 million. [1] Philip Alfred Mickelson (known as Lefty for his left-handed swing even though he is right-handed in everyday life) (San Diego, June 16, 1970) is an American golfer.

He is one of the best players of his generation and has won six major major tournaments: three times the Masters (in 2004, 2006 and 2010), two the PGA Championship (in 2005 and 2021) and once The Open Championship in the edition of the 2013.

He is one of 13 players in golf history to have won at least 3 of the 4 majors and has also finished six times in second place in the US Open Championship but never managed to win this tournament. With his victory in his second PGA Championship on May 23, 2021, he became, at 50, 11 months and 8 days, the oldest player to take the lead in one of four major tournaments.

The exceptional performance on the Kiawah Island course – where he beat compatriot Bruce Koepka and South African Louis Oosthuizen, both younger than twenty years, after an exciting three-way duel – came eight years after the last major won in 2013.

Mickelson, who had progressively slipped past the hundredth position in the world rankings, suddenly rose to number 32. Over the course of his almost thirty-year career, he has been in the top 10 in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking for over 700 weeks, reaching the second place on several occasions, but never the first, in a period dominated by Tiger Woods, of which Michelson was one of the few rivals able to put him in trouble.

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In fact, thanks to an unscrupulous game (risky in jargon), made up of imaginative and otherwise impossible recoveries, he has often been able to keep up with younger athletes in the form of himself. Particularly famous for his spectacular approaches to him (for example the Phil flop) he is considered among the best players in the history of golf around the green.

He started playing golf as a child, imitating his father playing in front of him. For this reason, despite being right-handed in every other activity in his life, he plays golf as a left-handed. Equally prestigious was his career as an amateur, punctuated, among others, by the victory in 1990 of the US amateur and a tournament of the PGA Tour, the Northern Telecom Open in 1991.

Overall in his career he has won 52 tournaments, including 43 on the PGA tour. In 2009 he won two World golf Championship tournaments for the first time, the Ca Championship and the HSBC Championship. He has participated in the last nine editions of the Ryder Cup as a member of Team U.S.A.

Since 2012 he has been a member of the World Golf Hall of fame. According to Forbes magazine, he was the 8th highest paid sportsman in the world in 2014 with $ 50.8 million.

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