Phil Mickelson will tee it up in Memphis in two weeks for the first time since 2009.
Mickelson announced Monday that he will play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic on June 6-9 at TPC Southwind. He’s only played the event twice before, missing the cut in 2001 and finishing T-59 in ’09.
This means that Mickelson will play two straight weeks leading up to the U.S. Open. He’ll also play in the Memorial Tournament, which normally falls the week before the U.S. Open but will take place the week before the St. Jude Classic this year.
The last time Mickelson played two consecutive weeks entering the U.S. Open was in 2009, when he played both the Memorial and St. Jude Classic. He finished T-2 at the U.S. Open that year. In 2001, he was T-7 at the U.S. Open.
Dustin Johnson, the defending champion, and Brandt Snedeker, who is No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings, are also entered in this year’s St. Jude Classic field.