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Tiger Woods rips 'polarising' Phil Mickelson over Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf
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Tiger Woods rips 'polarising' Phil Mickelson over Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf

Tiger Woods said he has not reached out to Mickelson and said he didn't know if there was any need for issues to be resolved.

PGA Championship: Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws, confirms PGA of America
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PGA Championship: Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws, confirms PGA of America

Phil Mickelson did not play in last month's Masters for the first time since 1994 and is missing the PGA Championship for the first time since he made his debut in 1993

Bryson DeChambeau says Phil Mickelson has 'gone dark' amid Saudi Arabia super league controversy
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Bryson DeChambeau says Phil Mickelson has 'gone dark' amid Saudi Arabia super league controversy

Mickelson said in February he was taking a "desperately" needed break from golf after his comments on the Saudi-backed super league, spearheaded by Greg Norman, provoked a furore.

PGA Tour players don't see setbacks ending Saudi Arabia golf league plans
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PGA Tour players don't see setbacks ending Saudi Arabia golf league plans

US stars Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler see the big money and other issues that made the Saudi league tempting not going away quickly.

Phil Mickelson apologises for Saudi Arabia comments, deal with KPMG ends
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Phil Mickelson apologises for Saudi Arabia comments, deal with KPMG ends

Mickelson said he has always put the interests of golf first, "although it doesn't look this way now given my recent comments."

Phil Mickelson says 'everyone in top 100' approached to play in Saudi league; Patrick Cantlay turns down offer
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Phil Mickelson says 'everyone in top 100' approached to play in Saudi league; Patrick Cantlay turns down offer

Mickelson, himself a six-time major winner, is rumoured to be one of the players Golf Saudi is pursuing for the proposed league.

US Open Golf 2021: Russell Henley has happy return to Torrey Pines and takes early lead
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US Open Golf 2021: Russell Henley has happy return to Torrey Pines and takes early lead

Henley got up-and-down by holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a one-shot lead over Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello among early starters.

US Open Golf 2021: 'Monster' Torrey Pines set to test golf's best starting Thursday
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US Open Golf 2021: 'Monster' Torrey Pines set to test golf's best starting Thursday

Rahm and second-ranked Justin Thomas could overtake Dustin Johnson for world number one with a victory if Johnson finishes worse than 18th.

Phil Mickelson tries to focus on Charles Schwab Challenge after historic PGA win
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Phil Mickelson tries to focus on Charles Schwab Challenge after historic PGA win

Charles Schwab Challenge is the last scheduled tournament before Phil Mickelson's hometown US Open next month at Torrey Pines.

Charles Schwab Challenge: Anirban Lahiri aims to regain form, improve position on PGA
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Charles Schwab Challenge: Anirban Lahiri aims to regain form, improve position on PGA

The 33-year-old Indian, who has now been on the PGA Tour since 2016, has yet to make his breakthrough and has now hit a rough patch in 2021.

PGA Championship: PGA of America apologises to Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka for fans on final hole
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PGA Championship: PGA of America apologises to Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka for fans on final hole

After Mickelson's approach landed on the 18th green, spectators rushed past the ropes, marshals and security at the Ocean Course, quickly swarming the competitors as they played the 72nd hole.

PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka says injured knee hurt by rushing fans
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PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka says injured knee hurt by rushing fans

Koepka said he was trying to protect his knee as he moved through the scrum. He had surgery in March for a dislocated knee cap and ligament damage.

PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest major champion in golf history
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PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest major champion in golf history

Phil Mickelson closed with a 1-over 73 to win by two over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen for his sixth major.

PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson chases history as dodgy-kneed Brooks Koepka chases veteran at the Ocean Course
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PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson chases history as dodgy-kneed Brooks Koepka chases veteran at the Ocean Course

If the 50-year-old Mickelson is looking to become the first man past the half century to hoist a Major trophy, Koepka is seeking to become only sixth man to win the PGA at least three times,

PGA Championship: A wild ride for Phil Mickelson and 18 holes away from history
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PGA Championship: A wild ride for Phil Mickelson and 18 holes away from history

A par save for a 2-under 70 gave Mickelson a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and left him 18 holes away from becoming the oldest champion in the 161 years of the majors.

PGA Championship: Leaderboard provides fascinating mix of contenders at halfway mark
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PGA Championship: Leaderboard provides fascinating mix of contenders at halfway mark

Mickelson, 50, winner of five Majors, but none since 2013, is a co-leader at 5-under, and Matsuyama, who attained a ‘God-like’ status in his home country, Japan, won the Masters only last month.

PGA Championship 2021: Phil Mickelson shares lead with Louis Oosthuizen on windswept Kiawah Island
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PGA Championship 2021: Phil Mickelson shares lead with Louis Oosthuizen on windswept Kiawah Island

Mickelson looked like the Mickelson of old on another windswept grind around the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, running off five birdies over his last eight holes, the last one giving him a 3-under 69 and a share of the lead.

PGA Championship: Corey Conners keeps it as stress-free as possible for first round lead
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PGA Championship: Corey Conners keeps it as stress-free as possible for first round lead

He led by two shots over a half-dozen players. That group included Brooks Koepka, who started his day with a double bogey and stayed largely out of trouble the rest of the way; and Cameron Davis, who overcame a triple bogey on the sixth hole.

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson receives special exemption into US Open, eyes career Grand Slam
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Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson receives special exemption into US Open, eyes career Grand Slam

The 50-year-old American left-hander has never won the US Open but has finished second a record six times and will make his 30th start in the event when it is staged 17-20 June at Torrey Pines

The Masters 2021: The field facing supreme test at firm and fast Augusta National
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The Masters 2021: The field facing supreme test at firm and fast Augusta National

Five months after Dustin Johnson shattered the course record with a 20-under par 268 in rain-softened conditons, the Masters is back in its typical April setting and serving up lightning-fast greens with firm fairways to roll balls into danger.