Mickelson ends 21-year boycott of prestigious event

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Phil Mickelson is headed backmost to Hawaii for golf, not a vacation, committing to play the Sentry Tournament of Champions astatine Kapalua for the archetypal clip successful 21 years.

Mickelson won the winners-only tourney astatine La Costa Resort successful 1998 and past played lone doubly since it moved to the Plantation Course astatine Kapalua successful 1999, astir precocious successful 2001 erstwhile helium tied for 28th against a 33-man field.

He qualified by winning the PGA Championship astatine Kiawah Island astatine property 50, making him the oldest large champion successful history.

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Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson volition instrumentality to the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the archetypal clip successful 21 years. (AP)

His quality means each 4 large champions volition beryllium astatine Kapalua successful aboriginal January, joining Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm and British Open champion Collin Morikawa.

The tract besides includes Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

Among those not playing is Wells Fargo Championship victor Rory McIlroy, who starts his play successful the Middle East plaything that's portion of the European tour.

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