Mickelson, who has become incredibly slim, “I was ashamed of last year’s performance”
Phil Mickelson (53, USA) is attracting attention by appearing with a slimmer physique ahead of the Asian Tour Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars)토토사이트 sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereignty Fund (PIF). .
Responding to an interview at the tournament held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the 1st (Korean time), Mickelson said, “I even lost the weight of his old college days.” He said, “I was ashamed of my play last year. I want to forget last year and have a really good year.”
At the end of December last year, Mickelson tasted the humiliation of being pushed out of the top 200 in the world rankings for the first time in 30 years. This happened because he missed the cut in two major tournaments last year, and also because the LIV golf series, which Mickelson is focusing on, is not recognized for world ranking points.
Last year, he had a turbulent season in which he moved to LIV Golf after conflicts with remarks demeaning the PGA Tour. Perhaps because of that, he showed less than expected performance, participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series 7 times and never finishing in the top 10. There he even gained his weight drastically.
“I wasn’t ready to play last year, but I prepared hard this offseason,” Mickelson said. I will show a completely different performance and competitiveness compared to last year.”
Mickelson did not disclose his exact weight, but he said that he had lost weight in college for the first time in his professional career, and that his recovery was faster because of his lighter body. He also predicted that he would be able to participate in about 20 competitions this year.
Mickelson, who reached the top of the 2021 PGA Championship and set the record for the oldest win in a major tournament (50 years and 11 months), said, “I’m trying to recreate what I was like at the time. That’s my motivation,” he said. “I’ve played without major injuries throughout my career and I’m in good shape at this age. Knows how to play at a high level. Now is the time to start doing it again.”
Mickelson said that the fierce competition between PGA Tour Parori McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and LIV golfer Patrick Reed (USA) at the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) Hero Dubai Desert Classic on the 30th of last month “get people’s attention.” It was a very good means to attract.” At that time, McIlroy caught a birdie on the last 18th hole (par 5), beat Reed by one stroke, and won a dramatic victory.
“I think there will be more head-to-head matches like this in the future,” Mickelson said. It will be good for golf,” he added.