Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to play US PGA Championship at Southern Hills

Old rivals on entry list for top Oklahoma event after turbulent few months.

Both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been confirmed for the US PGA Championship next week.

Defending champion Mickelson has been absent from golf for a while following controversial comments about a Saudi-backed rival to the PGA Tour.

His title defence in Tulsa will mark his return to the sport, although it remains to be seen what kind of reception he will receive.

Woods, meanwhile, was involved in a car accident more than a year ago but stepped back into the spotlight to play the Masters in Augusta last month.

Despite being short of much of his previous mobility after his injuries, the 46 year old was still able to retain his record of never missing the cut.

Speaking following the Masters in April, Woods was reluctant to commit to the US PGA Championship, and appeared to be more focused on the Open.

He, though, seems to have had a change of heart.

"I don't know if I'll play Southern Hills [venue of the PGA] or not but I am looking forward to St Andrews," he said in April.

"That's something that is near and dear to my heart and I've won two Opens there.

"It is the home of golf and my favourite golf course in the world so I will be there for that one."

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