Phil Mickelson set to miss Masters Tournament for first time in 28 years

Three-time champion Phil Mickelson looks set to miss the Masters Tournament  for the first time in 28 years after name was removed from a list of active players competing at the tournament.

The three-time winner has been listed as a “past champion not playing” on the tournament website.

Mickelson decided to take a break from the game since apologising for comments regarding a proposed breakaway league last month, where he accused the PGA Tour of being “manipulative and coercive” before ironically going on to admit he was using the threat of a breakaway to “reshape” how the Tour operates, and also revealing he’d recruited three other players to the league and that he and other players paid attorneys to construct the proposed league’s operating agreement.

After his apology, which wasn’t directed to the PGA Tour, Mickelson said he would use his time away from golf “to work on becoming the man I want to be”.

The 51-year-old has not played since the Saudi International tournament in February. The six-time Major winner has participated at Augusta National every year since 1994, having made his Masters debut in 1991, and won the Green Jacket in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

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