Phil Mickelson’s 2016 schedule begins in some familiar places, with the five-time major winner committing to the CareerBuilder Challenge, Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to play four consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing.
Mickelson has announced he has committed to play in The Honda Classic at the end of February. His schedule is unknown beyond that stretch, but he should be in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. It’s unclear if Mickelson will compete in the WGC-Dell Match Play, an event he has typically skipped. Mickelson would then likely finish off his Masters prep with the Shell Houston Open leading into the year’s first major. Mickelson may not play in the Valero Texas Open as, this year, it’s played after the Masters.
After that, Mickelson will play in the Wells Fargo Championship, compete in The Players the next week and the Memorial Tournament. We should see him at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the week prior to the U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Of course, Mickelson will play in all four majors. However, it’s unclear what Mickelson will do in the latter portion of the summer with the Open Championship and PGA Championship played in a three-week stretch to accommodate the 2016 Olympic golf tournament.
Mickelson will round out his calendar year but playing in the PGA Tour’s 2016-17 season opener at the 2016 Safeway Open, formerly the Frys.com Open.