Mickelson to tee up at Singapore Open
number three Phil Mickelson will make his first ever appearance
on the Asian Tour when he competes in the Barclays Singapore Open
at Sentosa Golf Club from November 1-4, 2007.
Organisers of Asias richest National Open today confirmed
that the American will tee-off in the US$4 million dollar tournament
which will feature four of the worlds top 10 golfers and a
host of Asias top players.
Mickleson has made a number of swing changes this year with new
coach Butch Harmon, although a nagging wrist injury has prevented
him from performing at his best. He hopes that by taking a few weeks
off now - following the PGA Championship - he will be well placed
to perform better for the remainder of the season, particularly
when he is in Asia.
Bob Tan, Chairman of the Barclays Singapore Open Steering Committee
said, We are delighted that Mickelson has chosen to make his
Asian Tour debut at the Barclays Singapore Open in 2007. Mickelsons
attacking style of play and sensational short game will add another
exciting dimension to the tournament which three years ago established
itself as Asias Major. He holds a number of course
records on the PGA Tour so it will be very interesting to see how
he performs on the Serapong course.
Nicknamed Lefty, the three-time Major winner will encounter
several challengers in his bid to claim his first Asian title. He
will be up against world number four Ernie Els; world number five
Adam Scott, aiming for his third consecutive title and current US
Open champion Angel Cabrera. The talented field will also include
world number six Vijay Singh, former US Open champion Michael Campbell,
Ryder Cup hero and stalwart of the European Tour, Darren Clarke
and Japans Shingo Katayama.
August 13, 2007