Phil Mickelson’s Legendary Return to the Sentry Tournament Of Champions 21 Years Later.
Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson, known by the nickname “lefty” (otherwise right-handed, he plays golf left-handed), made his name in history by becoming the oldest winner of a PGA Major last May. At the time of the victory, Phil was 50 years and 11 months old, thus breaking the previous record of Julian Boros, who won the championship in 1968 at the age of 48 years and 4 months.
After winning the championship, Phil qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions (TOC), in which he has not participated since 2001. Mickelson is a 45-time PGA Tour winner and has won first place in the TOC twice in 1994 and 1998 when the tournament was held in Carlsbad, California. After moving the tournament “lefty” took part in the tournament twice in 1999 and 2001 but never won.
The tournament will take place in Hawaii in Kapalua from January 6-9, 2022, where Phil Mickelson will meet other famous golfers: Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, U.S. Open victor Jon Rahm, and winner of the Open Collin Morikawa.
Among the 40 participants, there are also very successful golfers: Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Sentry Tournament Of Champions CEO Alex Urban said he was delighted with Phil Mickelson’s return and was thrilled to see him strengthen the all-star roster of the tournament.
TOC promises to be one of the most high-profile and exciting events in the world of golf in early 2022.