2017 was a rough year for Phil Mickelson on the golf course. After winning in Mexico a little more than a month ago, will Mickelson play in The Masters?
While popular left-handed golfing legend Phil Mickelson has historically dominated at Augusta, no, 2017 was not a good year on the links for Lefty. Though he did play in the 2017 Masters, he didn’t participate in the U.S. Open to attend his daughter’s high school graduation. He also missed the cut in both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
So will Mickelson be searching for his fourth green jacket this week? Of course, he is. Mickelson can play in as many Masters Tournaments as he would like for the rest of his life. Being a three-time champion at Augusta has Mickelson as annual staple at the greatest of PGA Tour events.
Mickelson will be teeing off on Thursday, April 5 at 1:27 p.m. ET. He will be in the same groupings with Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar. This is one of the latest tee times on the round one slate. The trio will have an earlier start time in round two on Friday at 10:53 a.m. ET.
Mickelson last won in Augusta back in 2010. Three of his five major championships to date have come at Augusta National. Mickelson earned his first green jacket back in 2004. He would win his second two years later in 2006. Four years later, he captured No. 3. Mickelson’s most recent major victory came in the 2013 Open Championship.
And for a very long time, that was the last PGA Tour win for Lefty. He did not come away victorious in the 2014 through 2017 PGA Tour seasons. That being said, Mickelson did win just a few weeks ago in the WGC-Mexico Championship. Nothing would drive bigger ratings in Augusta than a Mickelson/Tiger Woods final pairing on Sundays, so let’s hope for that.