Mickelson to make record 12th Ryder Cup appearanceLefty selected as captain's pick by Team USA captain Jim Furyk
Phil Mickelson has been selected by Team USA captain Jim Furyk to compete in the 2018 Ryder Cup. With the selection, Mickelson will make his 12th career Ryder Cup appearance, the most in the history of Team USA.
“To be able to play at the elite level for as long as Phil has, it’s an impressive feat,” Furyk said. “He’s a veteran leader, knows the ins and outs of our team, and will significantly help a lot of folks on our team. It will be great to have him be a part of it.”
Mickelson joins Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the first two FedEx Cup playoff events, as three of Furyk’s four ‘captains picks’ for the Ryder Cup, with the trio adding to one of the most formidable American lineups in recent Ryder Cup memory. Team USA heads to France as the defending Ryder Cup champions, and will look to win the event on European soil for the first time in 25 years.
“My excitement to play in this Ryder Cup is at an all-time high,” Mickelson said. “I know how much I cherish these events. I know how the relationships get formed during these weeks, and I know how, as I look back on my career, how meaningful these events are. So for me to be a part of it is very special.”
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