Arizona - Phil
Mickelson faces an indefinite period on the sidelines after undergoing a
second hernia operation in the space of two months, his management
company has confirmed.
A statement from Lagadere Sports late on Monday said the 46-year-old
five-time Major winner was expected to make a full recovery from the
The operation will not prevent him from serving as a tournament
ambassador at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California from
Mickelson underwent a hernia operation in October, three days after his eighth place finish in the Safeway Open.
Currently 19th in the World Golf Rankings, Mickelson is a five-time
major tournament champion and 42-time winner on the PGA Tour.
The famed left-hander's last win came at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.