Phil Mickelson Won’t Be On the List of Competitors for 2022 Masters

Phil Mickelson, who is a three-time Masters champion, is no longer listed as one of the active players. Mickelson is also not on the list of players who will compete in next month’s Masters. He has been moved to the section of the tournament website that lists past champions.

Both Phil Mickelson and Trevor Immelman Are No Longer Participants

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Phil Mickelson Won’t Be On the List of Competitors for 2022 Masters

In addition to Phil Mickelson, past champion Trevor Immelman is now also out of the list of competitors and on the list of past champions. The Masters have probably removed the two players from the list at their own request, as is customary. Augusta National later confirmed that the request was made. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who has not played since his car crash in February 2021, is still listed as one of the tournament participants. Players usually have until tournament week to make their choice and state if they will be playing or not.

Phil Mickelson Won the Masters Tournament In 2004, 2006 and 2010

Phil Mickelson, who is now 51, won the Masters tournaments in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Recently, he was involved in controversy due to his disparaging comments about the PGA Tour. Those were in relation to his conversations with LIV Golf Investments where he spoke about joining a rival league that is fronted by Hall of Fame member Greg Norman.

Phil Mickelson Won’t Be On the List of Competitors for 2022 Masters

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan dodged the questions about whether or not Mickelson had actually been suspended. Still, that would not apply at the Masters because players there get invited based on qualifying criteria, including past champions. A representative for Phil Mickelson declined to comment, stating that he had not talked to the golfer since he made his controversial comments and said he was stepping away.

Jay Monahan certainly thinks that the ball is in Mickelson’s court, and he made that clear during an interview. He also added that he would welcome a call from Phil. Despite that, he said that it was hard for him to talk about any possible scenarios that could play out should the two talk to discuss things.

UFC Star Conor McGregor Has Announced His Retirement — Again

The world of professional fighting is reserved for those brave enough to put their body in harm’s way for entertainment. One of the best at bringing eyes to the ring is Conor McGregor, who recently announced his retirement from fighting, again.

Déjà Vu

This isn’t the first time that Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor has announced his retirement. In June 2020, the fighter announced for the third time via Twitter that he would be hanging up his gloves.

The first time he retired was in 2016, and then he did so again in 2019. Both times McGregor returned to the octagon, and it’s hard to imagine he won’t for the third time. After all, he has a title fight in the works.

Running Away?

Conor McGregor hasn’t lost many professional fights in his career, and he wowed MMA fans in January when he returned from a long break to beat Donald Cerrone. McGregor made short work of his opponent, and fans were licking their lips at the prospect of a motivated Conor returning to the UFC.

It seemed like a sure thing that he would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for a second time, and some argue this latest retirement is a way to leverage that fight. McGregor will have to wait now to fight the winner of a Nurmagomedov Gaethje fight at UFC 253.

What’s Next?

After making his announcement, Floyd Mayweather made a post on McGregor’s Instagram teasing a second fight with the boxing legend. McGregor has launched his own clothing line and drinks company in recent years, and he may well sit back and count the money from those ventures. However, retiring in combat sports is a common tactic employed by former greats such as Muhammad Ali and Chuck Lidell.

If Conor McGregor doesn’t retire at the third time of making this claim, there is a danger of no one ever believing him when he finally does.