45-time PGA Tour winner Phil Mickelson was recently spotted practising as he continues his exile from professional golf.
In a video posted on Twitter by the Fire Pit Collective, Mickelson was seen hitting a drive at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in California with a select few people on the tee box.
This was the only shot that we see Lefty play before the footage ends, but this is certainly an interesting revelation on his comeback trail to the PGA Tour.
The six-time major champion hasn't played on the circuit since January after his controversial comments about the regime in Saudi Arabia were made public.
It was also revealed that Mickelson colluded with the Saudis in order to gain leverage over the PGA Tour to supposedly force them to improve. He later apologised for his actions in a statement on social media in February.
Rumors of Phil Mickelson’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. He had plenty of speed yesterday at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. pic.twitter.com/N3NhqwEA6v— Fire Pit Collective (@firepitstories) April 28, 2022
With this footage emerging, this surely means that the 51-year-old is planning a return to his illustrious professional career but when could he come back?
Mickelson has entered the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in May. He made history at this event in 2021 by becoming golf's oldest ever major winner.
He is a two-time winner of the PGA Championship and this event could be a realistic goal. He has also filed an entry for the first LIV Golf Invitational Series event at Centurion Golf Club near London.
The controversial breakaway series, headed by Greg Norman, is set to begin on June 9 with a 48-man field. It will be a 54-hole event with no cut so every player is guaranteed a payday.
Mickelson's actions have certainly divided the golf world and every fan, player and expert is anticipating when he will return.