Loving Lefty; Support for Phil Mickelson remains strong at PGA Championship after LIV split

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson’s decision to defect from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf hardly seems to have dampened his support at the PGA Championship. The six-time major champion was greeted by shouts of “Phil” in galleries that ran four-deep during his final practice round at Oak Hill. Mickelson is playing in his first PGA Championship since his stunning upset at Kiawah in 2021. He skipped last year’s visit to Southern Hills as part of the fallout of comments he made supporting LIV Golf. The 52-year-old arrives at Oak Hill in fine form after surging into a tie for second place at the Masters in April.