Phil Mickelson makes his Champions Tour debut

Phil Mickelson did not start well at the Northern Trust tournament and as a result failed to make it to the weekend, automatically depriving himself of the opportunity to continue playing at the next stage of the FedExCup Playoffs. In a normal season, under such circumstances, the left-Hander would have arranged a long vacation, but in the current conditions, it is too early for him to put his clubs in the closet, because the U.S. Open major starts very soon, before which Phil would not like to lose his playing form.

Fortunately, Mickelson, who celebrated his 50th birthday in June, has recently had the opportunity to practice on the Champions Tour, where He will make his Debut this week. Phil will take part in the Charles Schwab Series, which this time will be held in an experimental mode (from Monday to Wednesday). This competition will feature many of Mickelson’s famous friends, including Ernie ELS and Jim Furyk, who have already won their first trophies on the Veteran Tour.

“I like to perform and compete, and I plan to play in the week before the U.S. Open major,” says Phil, who admitted that he is only going to play occasionally on the Champions Tour. – I’m working hard on my game right now, and I don’t want to be out of work for two weeks. I really wanted to continue fighting in a series of playoff tournaments, so I was very upset after a bad first round. But I am glad that I have the opportunity to participate in this tournament.”

PGA Tour: FedExCup Playoffs: Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson didn’t give his opponents a chance

Two weeks ago, Dustin Johnson (Dustin Johnson) missed the lead during the final round of the major PGA Championship and later admitted to reporters that he failed to mentally adjust to the attacking style of play. But at the Northern Trust tournament, Dustin did not have to change his manner, and on the final day of this competition, he confidently reached the cons, leaving no chance for his pursuers.

Already on the second hole, Johnson marked the needle and flawlessly overcame the field by eight strokes better than par, setting a final score of 254 (-30), almost repeating the PGA Tour performance record. Johnson performed superbly with the irons and went to all the greens of the local arena in the final round, and before the start of the weekend, he also had the best putting record. This is Dustin’s second win of the season (and 22nd in the Tour), which allowed him to lead the overall FedExCup standings and once again return to the top of the World Rankings.