Phil Mickelson to skip Torrey Pines for first time in nearly 30 years

Jan 29, 2017; La Jolla, CA, USA; Phil Mickelson reacts after a putt on the 2nd green during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course - South Co. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Mickelson to skip Torrey Pines for first time in nearly 30 years

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Phil Mickelson to skip Torrey Pines for first time in nearly 30 years

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Phil Mickelson announced Friday that he will not be competing in next week’s Farmers Insurance Open, ending a long streak.

The 48-year-old has competed in the annual PGA Tour event held at Torrey Pines every year since 1991. That 28-year streak will now be broken.

Mickelson is from San Diego and this event is in the San Diego area. He is a three-time winner of the tournament.

Mickelson also noted in his Friday announcement what his immediate future schedule will look like:

To clarify: Mickelson is competing in this week’s Desert Classic (which he currently leads), at the Waste Management Phoenix Open from Jan. 31-Feb. 3, at the Feb. 7-10 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the WGC-Mexico Championship from Feb. 21-24.

Considering the Genesis Open at Riviera takes place during this span (Feb. 14-17), it would seem Mickelson won’t be present at that event either.

Mickelson’s Friday announcement also came with some playful banter with Justin Thomas (who Mickelson beat in a playoff at last year’s WGC-Mexico Championship):

It’ll be strange without Lefty at Torrey Pines, but he still has plenty of golf in his near future.

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