Mickelson to miss start of 2017 after surgery

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson has undergone a second hernia operation in three months and looks set to miss the start of his 2017 PGA Tour schedule.

The 46-year-old went under the surgeon’s knife to correct the problem back in October following the conclusion of the Safeway Open and had hoped to return to action at the CareerBuilder Challenge on January 19.

However, it has now been revealed that the left-hander required further surgery and is now unlikely to feature in his home state of California. For the best golf odds head to bestbetting-sites.com.

The five-time major winner has enjoyed a solid year on the circuit, with six top-10 finishes, while his duel with Sergio Garcia in the Ryder Cup singles was one of the highlights of the golfing year.

Mickelson has not won a tournament since the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield, however, and, with Father Time catching him up, it remains to be seen how the popular American’s body responds to another operation.

The San Diego native has made it clear his ambition is to complete a full set of majors, with just the US Open missing from his CV, and so it would be no surprise to see him back and thrilling crowds some time in February or March.


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