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Golf Industry News // Phil Mickelson’s Best Option Could Be Mix of LIV, Majors (frontofficesports.com)

Phil Mickelson’s career may be in limbo in the wake of his controversial comments regarding the breakaway Saudi-based LIV Golf Invitational Series, but he’s keeping his options open.

On Monday, the six-time major winner released a statement via his agent announcing his registration to defend his PGA Championship next month and play in June’s U.S. Open — but he also filed for a release from the Tour to play in June’s inaugural LIV tournament in London. 

His Tour season is already a wash: He hasn’t played an event since January, has made only $140,608 this season, and is outside the top 200 in the FedEx Cup standings. 

Now, the 51-year-old’s best bet to add to his legacy and career earnings could be to focus on majors while enjoying the LIV’s weaker competition and bigger purses

The LIV tournaments will feature only 48 players — excluding many of the Tour’s best — on 12 four-man teams…

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