Mickelson pulls out from World Golf Championships

This week, golfer Phil Mickelson would not be in seen playing in San Francisco. Phil Mickelson, the 5 time major champion, has taken off his name of this week's World Golf Championships-Match Play event, showing unspecified personal reasons.

Gullane Golf Club

Phil's withdrawal was declared earlier on Sunday, only 3 days before the beginning of the event at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco. In a statement released by one of his sponsors - Yacht charter Greece - the forty four year old man said that he is really very happy with the new format and TPC Harding Park is a terrific setting for match play, so this is unfortunate that he would not be able to play this year.

Phil, the runner-up at Masters this month, has been substituted in the sixty four man field by Finn Mikko Ilonen. Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish golf player, is the top seed, whereas Jason Day, an Australian golfer, is the defending champ.

Phil Mickelson has confirmed that he will play a sixth consecutive Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in July.

The 5 time major champ was a Scottish Open winner in the year 2013 and would utilize the East Lothian golf course as grooming for Open Championship at St Andrews a week after that.

After ending joint-2nd at Masters at Augusta National, Phil would be look to carry on his fine run of form at Gullane, where the event is being taken place for the very first time. He would look to snatch the Scottish Open title from Justin Rose.