It's been a hell of a year for the six-time major champion. He ducked out of public life in February when his famously controversial remarks about working with the "scary" Saudis and using them as leverage were made public.
He returned in June when news broke he was going all-in with LIV Golf, reportedly signing a multi-year $200m contract. Then he sued the PGA Tour.
Mickelson, 52, has since dropped out of the legal action because Greg Norman's LIV have added themselves as a plaintiff.
But back to Mickelson, who wrote on social media:
Thank you to my fellow players, fans, teammates, and especially everyone at @LIVGolfInv - I’m so proud and happy to be a part of this evolution in professional golf. My passion for the game has been renewed and I can’t wait for LIV Golf Season 2. pic.twitter.com/adNyz25dnR— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) November 1, 2022
Mickelson previously claimed that even he was surprised by just how far LIV Golf have come since June.
As a side note, can we all just appreciate that Mickelson's account recently liked then hastily un-liked this post:
That even looks like Mickelson!
Anyway, Mickelson did receive some support about feeling rejuvenated. Of course he would.
But the majority of the comments underneath Mickelson's comment expressed dismay and disappointment.
Here are just some of the remarks:
Mickelson will return once again to LIV in 2023. He will captain the Hy Flyers as the breakaway tour rebrands to the LIV Golf League.
It will feature a roster of 60 players. LIV have not confirmed their schedule but there will be 14 events globally, with prize purses of $25m at every stop.
As many as 68 players took part in the first season of LIV and Mickelson finished 40th on the money list, earning $1,825,350.
Dustin Johnson, the 4 Aces GC captain, topped the biggest on-course earners with a mind-boggling $35,637,767.
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