Of all the things Phil Mickelson has accomplished in his illustrious golfing career, representing the U.S. at every Presidents Cup may be the record he’s most proud of. He was a captain’s selection for the inaugural Cup in 1994, and he’s never failed to qualify since then.
As I look back on my career, without really thinking about it while I play, I think that will be one of the better records that I am most proud of. It just shows the level of consistency year in and year out (Reuters).
Mickelson, who is 18-14-10 at the Presidents Cup over the years, also talked about how fun it is to represent his country:
These team events have become some of my fondest memories, because of the relationships that are formed the week of the tournament, as well as the emotions that get brought out in this event.
And regardless of what past results have been, it’s a tournament we very much want to win, we very much want to play well in, and we want to represent the United States with class and pride in a way that everybody can be proud.
Mickelson and partner Keegan Bradley will play against Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel on Thursday. Make sure to check back in with FanSided for updates, scores, and reactions throughout the tournament.