Phil Mickelson commits to his second Champions Tour event

After winning in his Champions Tour debut, Phil Mickelson is back for more.
 
The 50-year-old will make his second PGA Tour Champions start Oct. 16-18 at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course.
 
The event will be Mickelson’s first individual start in Virginia since the 1993 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in Williamsburg. The five-time major winner also played on four U.S Presidents Cup teams at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005.

 
The 54-hole Champions event is usually the first of three Charles Schwab Cup playoff events at the end of the season, but due to changes in scheduling from the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be played next week without fans on-site.
 
In his Champions Tour debut in August, Mickelson won the Charles Schwab Cup Series at Ozarks National by four shots. The 44-time winner on the PGA Tour finished the event 22-under 191 to become the 20th player to win his first Champions start.
 
Joining Mickelson in the field at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic are Ernie Els and Jim Furyk. Els, 50, tied for second in his Champions debut in January and won his third start at the Hoag Classic in March. Furyk, 50, won his tour debut at the Ally Challenge in August and won again in his second start at the PURE Insurance Championship last month.
 
The Dominion Energy Charity Classic can be watched live on Golf Channel Oct. 16 from 2-5 p.m. EDT and Oct. 17-18 from 2:30-5 p.m. EDT.
 
 
By JuliaKate E. Culpepper
 
This article originally appeared on GolfWeek.USAToday.

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