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Phil the pain: PGA Tour event severs ties with Mickelson and his ...

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Phil the pain: PGA Tour event severs ties with Mickelson and his foundation

The six-time Major winner’s comments have seen him banished to golfing’s wilderness

Reuters

Phil Mickelson has already lost multiple sponsors over his recent comments about a proposed new Saudi Arabian golf tour, and now he has lost his ties to a PGA Tour event.

The American Express tournament in La Quinta, California, will no longer employ Mickelson as its host, and Mickelson’s foundation will no longer be a beneficiary of the event, the PGA Tour confirmed on Saturday.

Mickelson began his involvement with the Coachella Valley event, which was long named after Bob Hope, in 2020. According to the Desert Sun newspaper, the Mickelson Foundation’s deal with The American Express was due to run through 2024...

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