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Mickelson apologizes for Saudi comments, deal with KPMG ends

Phil Mickelson hits from 11th tee during third round of 2021 Honda Classic
Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 11:18:49-05

Phil Mickelson is apologizing for comments he made about the Saudis and the financing of a rival league.

Mickelson claims the comments golf writer Alan Shipnuck posted were off the record.

Shipnuck wrote that was never the case.

Mickelson says he regrets what he said and that his comments were reckless.

Meanwhile, KPMG announced that the company and Mickelson have agreed to part ways.

Their sponsorship has been around since 2008. Mickelson says he has been under pressure and stress for the last 10 years and says he needs time away.

But he didn't say when or for how long.