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Phil Mickelson to play in the Cologuard Classic

Phil Mickelson
Posted at 7:28 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:28:59-05

TUCSON, Arizona — Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson will play in next week's Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National.

Mickelson makes his Cologuard Classic debut after turning 50 last June. Since joining PGA TOUR Champions in August, he has two wins in two starts – the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National in August and the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in October. He is looking to become the first player in Tour history to win his first three starts.

The former Arizona State golfer has 44 career victories on the PGA TOUR. Mickelson owns three career victories in Tucson, including the 1991 Northern Telecom Open (as an amateur), the 1995 Northern Telecom Open, and the 1996 Nortel Open, which was played at Tucson National.

In addition to Mickelson, 2017 tournament champion Tom Lehman and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples also joined the field. The 2021 Cologuard Classic will be played February 26-28 with a field of 81 players vying for the $1.7 million purse and a first-place prize of $255,000.