McIlroy: Mickelson missing PGA Championship 'unfortunate, sad'
"This should be a celebration, right? He won a major championship at 50 years old," McIlroy said. "It was possibly his last big, big moment in the game of golf. … I think he should be here this week and celebrating what a monumental achievement he achieved last year."
The PGA Championship announced Friday that Mickelson wouldn't make the trip to Southern Hills after withdrawing from the event.
Mickelson hasn't played in a TOUR event since late January. In February, he announced he'd take some time away following comments he made regarding the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
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