He hasn’t performed the Waste Administration Phoenix Open since 2019 and it is a bit early nonetheless for commitments to the 2022 version of the Greenest Present on Grass, however followers of Phil Mickelson seemingly will not have to attend that lengthy to see him compete once more in Arizona.
Though he hasn’t formally dedicated but, Lefty says he’ll play within the PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Nation Membership, Nov. 11-14.
“I get pleasure from enjoying golf in Phoenix and I have not performed there in a pair years and I am trying ahead to enjoying there,” Mickelson mentioned Sunday after his win on the Constellation Furyk and Mates in Jacksonville, Florida, his third win in 4 outings on the senior circuit. “I will play Richmond, the one which I gained final 12 months, the Dominion.”
That event is subsequent week. In 2020, the Dominion was Mickelson’s second win in as many begins on the Champions tour. He joined Jim Furyk as one among solely three golfers to ever pull off that feat.
Mickelson has earned $768,943 in 4 Champions occasions, which is sweet for thirty fifth on the Schwab cash checklist, however he is twenty fourth within the Schwab factors race. The highest 36 are eligible for the finale. Lefty says he is undecided concerning the center of the three Schwab playoff occasions however would little question add pleasure for the gallery at Phoenix Nation Membership, which may solely enable a restricted variety of followers a 12 months in the past.
“We’re excited to see if Phil can be becoming a member of us on the Charles Schwab Cup Championship,” Tiffany Nelson, govt director of the event, advised Golfweek. “Phil’s presence can be large. I feel as a result of his likeability, his going to ASU and Phoenix simply cheers him on and I feel as a result of they have not seen him in a pair years in Phoenix, it will be actually large for the occasion.”
Mickelson, who performed in Tucson on the Champions tour in February, has till Nov. 5 to formally enter the Phoenix event.
“I am having enjoyable enjoying in these,” he mentioned of the Champions Tour occasions. “I do not really feel like there are tournaments on the common tour which can be actually thrilling me to get out and play, so it is enjoyable for me to get out right here and work on a number of issues that I am attempting to enhance on and play with guys that I do know.
“I do know all these guys right here. With a rain delay, I am going into the locker room and everyone in there I do know, whereas on the common tour there’s so many new, younger, recent gamers, I do not know who two-thirds of them are.”
Tickets for the Schwab Cup at the moment are on sale at schwabcup.com.
Weaver continues upward climb
Former College of Arizona and Cave Creek Cactus Shadows Excessive Faculty standout Lindsey Weaver continues her late-season tear.
She posted her finest end on the LPGA Tour Sunday when she tied for sixth on the Cognizant Founder’s Cup in New Jersey, an occasion that was once held in Phoenix. Weaver earned her second top-10 this season and second in a row.
She is as much as 73rd within the LPGA’s factors standings. The highest 60 earn a spot within the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. Weaver. turned professional in 2018. There are two extra tournaments earlier than the CME.
She credit a brand new putter and a few recommendation from an excellent good friend for some latest enhancements.
“I switched putters,” Weaver mentioned about an gear change she made two weeks in the past in Arkansas, the place she tied for eighth. “I truly bought a bit little bit of a placing lesson from Emma Talley. Clearly I performed nicely in Arkansas, and I simply took what she gave me and saved going with it.
“It is form of humorous. I used to be simply on the placing inexperienced, I used to be annoyed and he or she was like, ‘Do you want me to look at?’ and I used to be like, ‘Yeah.’ And he or she truly actually helped me, so I’ve to provide her so much credit score. She’s one among my actually, actually good associates.”
Vollstedt honored, lastly
Former Arizona State ladies’s golf head coach Linda Vollstedt was inducted into the LPGA Professionals Corridor of Fame over the weekend.
The ceremony was initially scheduled final 12 months however was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vollstedt was inducted with Dr. Debbie Crews and Kathy Murphy.
“I’m really honored to be chosen into the LPGA Professionals Corridor of Fame and to be included within the elite firm of those that have come earlier than me and who’ve been such unbelievable function fashions,” Vollstedt mentioned in an announcement launched by ASU.
Throughout her tenure in Tempe, Vollstedt led ASU to 6 NCAA championships and 9 convention championships. She had 42 All-People and 71 all-conference golfers in addition to 25 Educational All-People. 4 of her golfers gained the person NCAA championship, whereas 22 of her former gamers reached the LPGA. In 1995, ASU set a report that also stands: the Solar Devils completed first in each event.
—ASU senior Cameron Sisk was named Pac-12 Males’s Golfer of the Month for September. Sisk gained the Maridoe Invitational after main the sphere in birdies with 17. 4 days later, he tied teammate David Puig for fourth on the Preventing Illini Invitational.
—The Arizona Golf Corridor of Fame Committee introduced 4 new inductees: John Gunby, Tina Tombs and Mark Woodward, in addition to one Legacy candidate by the Selectors Committee, the Desert Mashie Golf Membership. The Legacy Division acknowledges these in Arizona who’ve made contributions to golf, however because of the historic nature and having occurred a long time in the past their affect will not be identified to fashionable voters. There can be a dinner and induction ceremony on Nov. 23.
—Crew Utah defeated Crew Connecticut within the Nationwide Automotive Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Grayhawk. Utah two-putted for birdie on the 18th gap Sunday to clinch a 7½-5½ victory. The occasion was carried reside on ESPN for the primary time.