The Honda Classic continues to attract some of the top talent in the professional golf world. This past weekend, Phil Mickelson added his name to the list of players that will be teeing it up at PGA National later this month.
Mickelson, who finished in a tie for 42nd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this past weekend, will the playing the first event of the Florida swing for the first time since 2002. That year was the final year the Honda Classic was held at the TPC at Heron Bay before the event moved up to Palm Beach Gardens. Mickelson finished tied for 11th that year.
Mickelson, ranked number four in the world, joins “hometown hero” Brooks Koepka who accepted a sponsors exemption last week as well as world number two and defending Masters champion Adam Scott and Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy. While world number one and Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods has not officially committed yet, he is expected to play in the Honda Classic again this year, a “backyard” event for him.