Phil Mickelson's wild and controversial season ends with a loss to Cam Smith in the LIV Golf Team Finals

With a birdie on the final hole, the world number three ended the season for Hy Flyers and Phil, whose comments, actions,

A year that began in Hawaii with no sign of what was to come ended Friday in Florida for Phil Mickelson, Cam Smith's birdie,

capping off what will surely go down as golf's most tumultuous, controversial season, the popular, Hall-of-Fame could last.

Much of it was Mickelson's own fault. Still, he could do nothing on the 8th green of the Blue Monster course at Trump Doral,

where a tense matchup with the reigning British Open champion came to a close when Mickelson was unable to convert.

An unusual retreat from the drama surrounding LIV Golf since its start in June. Real golf has never been a real story and that will have to change in the future,

There were few birdies, but the match was close throughout when it came to their 18th hole – par 5 – 8 – where Mickelson was unable to get up or down.