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LSN Sports TV 12/11/19
SAN DIEGO – San Diego native and five-time major championship winner Phil Mickelson has committed to play the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open, scheduled for January 22-26, 2020 at Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Mickelson has won 44 times on the PGA TOUR throughout his spectacular three-decade professional career, and is a three-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open (1993, 2000 and 2001). The 1993 victory at Torrey Pines was his first as a professional.
The World Golf Hall of Famer did not play the Farmers Insurance Open last season, ending a streak of 28 straight years entering the event. In addition to his three victories in the tournament, he has registered seven other top-10 finishes at Torrey Pines.
“We’re thrilled to have Phil return to the Farmers Insurance Open this year,” said Century Club of San Diego CEO Marty Gorsich. “Phil has such a strong connection to San Diego and the people here, and has provided so many memorable moments over the years in his hometown tournament at Torrey Pines. It will be exciting to see him competing alongside many of the game’s other top players January 22-26.”
Mickelson joins a group of early commitments that includes World No. 9, San Diego native and 2016-17 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Xander Schauffele; World No. 17 and 2019 U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland; two-time Masters champion and 2011 Farmers Insurance Open winner Bubba Watson; two-time Farmers Insurance Open winner Brandt Snedeker and 18 of the top 30 players in the 2019-20 FedExCup points standings.
Players competing in this week’s Presidents Cup matches who have committed include Schauffele and Woodland from the U.S. Team and five players from the International squad – Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), C.T. Pan (Chinese Taipei), Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Sungjae Im (Korea) and Byeong Hun An (Korea).
The field is not final until the commitment deadline on Friday, Jan. 17 at the conclusion of play in that week’s tournament.
Tickets for the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open are now on sale and can be purchased at https://www.farmersinsuranceopen.com/tickets-parking/. Adult grounds tickets start at $50, with upgraded VIP tickets starting at $90. With venues selling out last year and prices increasing on January 13th, fans are encouraged to buy in advance. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, veterans, and youth 13-17. Grounds tickets are complimentary for active duty military, reservists, retired military and their dependents. Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, with a maximum of four kids per adult.