Masters Winner Phil Mickelson Commits to the Memorial

Mickelson MemorialOfficials of the Memorial Tournament announced that four-time major championship winner Phil Mickelson will compete in the 35th Memorial Tournament May 31-June 6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

With this commitment, the Tournament will boast a field that includes nine out of the top 10 in FedExCup points and on the PGA Tour money list.

On the strength of three top-10 finishes in 10 events, including his third victory last month at the Masters Tournament, Mickelson is No. 2 in the world rankings and PGA Tour money lists with more than $2.5 million earned thus far. He is ranked No. 3 in FedExCup points and is currently No.1 in consecutive cuts made on the Tour with 21 dating back to April, 2009 at the Shell Houston Open.

Mickelson has recorded 38 career PGA Tour victories, including the 2004, ’06 and ‘10 Masters and the ’05 PGA Championship. He has finished in the top 10 on the PGA Tour money list nine of the past 10 seasons, earning a career-high $5,819,988 in 2007.

Since turning professional in 1992, Mickelson, 39, has had only three seasons without a PGA Tour victory. He has been a member of seven U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008) and eight President Cup teams (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009).

Mickelson has posted two top 10 finishes in 10 appearances at the Memorial with a 71.71 scoring average. His best finish at Muirfield Village came in 2006 when he tied for fourth with Brandt Jobe and Adam Scott with a 9-under-par 279 aggregate score.

In additional player news, Tim Clark, fresh off his first career PGA Tour victory at The Players, will compete in his first Memorial Tournament since 2006.

The 34-year-old South African, who was winless on the PGA Tour in 204 previous attempts, is currently ranked No. 4 on the PGA Tour money list and No. 5 in FedEx Cup points. He has been a member of three International Presidents Cup teams (2003, 2005, 2009).

This will be Clark’s fifth appearance at the Memorial Tournament. His scoring average at Muirfield Village is 72.00 with his best finish coming in 2002 when he tied for 16th.

All-week Patron Badges to the 2010 Memorial Tournament are available to the general public. The badges, valid May 31 – June 6, cost $155 and include a complimentary three-day Practice Round ticket at no extra cost. As always, kids 12 and under can attend for free.

The public may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE or visit www.thememorialtournament.com to purchase badges. Daily tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday practice rounds are also available. The cost is $30, and they are valid for all three practice round days.

 

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