Mcllroy Calls Mickelson's PGA Absence Sad

Rory McIlroy Calls Mickelson's PGA Absence 'Unfortunate, Sad'

The four-time major champion was initially tough on Mickelson for his involvement in the proposed Saudi golf league

but McIlroy expressed sympathy on Tuesday at the PGA Championship.

In February Rory McIlroy was tough on Phil Mickelson in the aftermath of the first reported comments attributed to the Hall of Fame.

golfer related to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Investments, saying “I thought they were naive, selfish, egotistical, ignorant.’’

The four-time major winner backed off those words a few weeks later, and this week at the PGA Championship