On Thursday, players who joined the LIV Golf Series were officially stripped of their PGA Tour cards for the upcoming 2022-23 season

"I believe with all my heart that I will be at Augusta. I thought my conversations with (Masters chairman) Fred Ridley — which I'll keep between us

were extremely classy," Mickelson said. "I have the utmost respect for him and the leaders of the major companies.

There has been no threat to date. I'm not saying it couldn't have changed.. I believe they are wise enough and great leaders to see that .''

In fact, the 52-year-old golfer doesn't seem too concerned about missing a major this coming season.

"I really don't think it's going to happen," he said. "I believe the leaders of the majors are really brilliant people who love golf.

And I believe they understand how the absence of many of the top players in the world undermines their events.His controversial comments

The setback caused Mickelson to miss the main event for the first time since 1994. The three-time Masters champion is participating