Phil Mickelson's 2020 schedule should begin with him serving a dual function of player and host at The American Express, formerly the CareerBuilder Challenge, in the California desert near Palm Springs.
Then we will see Mickelson skip the Waste Management Phoenix Open and play at the Saudi International for the first time, choosing to take a large appearance fee after 30 starts in Phoenix.
Mickelson should defend his title at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he has won five times. It seems reasonable he would return to the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.
The rest of Phil Mickelson's 2020 schedule is very much up in the air, with the 49-year-old saying he would like to avoid playing in long streaks and in events where he has not played well in the past.
Mickelson has announced on Feb. 10 he will not play at the WGC-Mexico Championship if eligible, but he has regularly committed to The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Will that continue?
Mickelson is competing in The Players, and could play in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play if eligible. He'll be in all four major championships.
It's unclear if Mickelson will play in the Wells Fargo Championship, or really much beyond April. However, he should compete in the Memorial Tournament. We should see him at the FedEx St. Jude Classic if eligible, before the British Open Championship.
We should see Mickelson in at least two FedEx Cup playoff events and he'll play some role in the 2020 Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.
In the fall, it's reasonable to expect him to play in the Safeway Open and the WGC-HSBC Champions, if eligible. He could throw in another fall start.
Phil Mickelson expected 2020 schedule
Based on past scheduling; subject to change
- The American Express
- Saudi International
- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
- Genesis Invitational
- Arnold Palmer Invitational
- The Players
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
- The Masters
- Wells Fargo Championship
- PGA Championship
- the Memorial Tournament
- US Open
- WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
- British Open Championship
- FedEx Cup playoffs
- Safeway Open
- WGC-HSBC CHampions