Phil Mickelson will skirt an annual assembly schedule to play the Saudi worldwide match on the European circuit.
The occasion will happen from January 30 to February 5. three, the identical week because the Phoenix Open PGA Tour Waste Administration, which Mickelson has received thrice.
The European tour was closely criticized final yr for including Saudi Arabia to its schedule and increasing the occasion. regardless of the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in September 2018.
The Washington Put up author, who was residing in the US on the time, was killed within the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkish officers stated.
This occasion, supported by the Saudi authorities, was controversial even earlier than his assassination due to human rights violations reported by Saudi Arabia.
Mickelson tweeted his ideas Monday evening after turning into conscious of the response of his dedication to the occasion.
"After refusing many alternatives to go to the Center East, I can’t wait to go play and see a spot on the earth I've by no means been to," he stated. he declared. "I perceive those that are upset or upset, every part will probably be tremendous, and I'm delighted to have this expertise for the primary time."
Along with defending champion Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed and Sergio Garcia and Tony Finau additionally dedicated to take part within the occasion, as did Henrik Stenson and Open champion Shane. Lowry.
All of those gamers ought to obtain match participation charges.
Mickelson, 49, just lately left the world's prime 50 for the primary time since 1993 and now ranks 58th.