Phil Mickelson Joins Elite Field at Charles Schwab Challenge

FORT WORTH, TX – MAY 26: Phil Mickelson watches his shot from the 9th tee during the second round of the 2017 Colonial NIT at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX (Photo by George Walker/DFWsportsonline)

Phil Mickelson is the latest marquee name to join the PGA Tour’s return at the Charles Schwab Challenge June 11-14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The five-time major champion and 44-time PGA Tour winner adds to the starpower of the Colonial field that already includes Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.

Mickelson has had remarkable success at Hogan’s Alley with two championships (2000 and 2008) and a runner-up among his 15 trips to Colonial.

“This golf course is one of the best tests we have in the game of golf,” Mickelson said. “To have won this tournament is an amazing feeling. I can’t explain how good it feels to have won this championship.”

His 2008 title is among the most memorable finishes in Colonial history as he converted a daring shot with a 64 degree wedge over the trees that came to rest nine feet from the pin on the 18th green. He drained the clutch birdie putt to win by one stroke over Rod Pampling and Tim Clark.

Six of the top 10 players in the world are already committed to play in the Colonial that is still roughly a month away.

See the full early commitment list at charlesschwabchallenge.com.

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