Phil, Tiger set for showdown

2010-04-17 07:36
Phil Mickelson (File)

Los Angeles - Masters champion Phil Mickelson will head the field with world number one Tiger Woods at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Left-hander Mickelson confirmed on Friday he would be playing in the April 29 to May 2 PGA Tour event, the day after Woods announced he would take part.

With British world number four Lee Westwood also set to compete, the Quail Hollow Championship will have three of the world's four leading players in a high-quality line-up.

Mickelson returned to second in the world rankings after clinching his third Masters title, and fourth major victory, by three shots at Augusta National on Sunday.

"Phil has been a very positive ambassador of our tournament for many years now and we are excited to have him back in Charlotte," Quail Hollow Championship executive director Kym Hougham said in a statement.

Mickelson will compete for the sixth time at Quail Hollow where he tied for fifth in 2009 and finished joint third in 2007.

The tournament will command even greater interest this year with Woods making his second PGA Tour appearance of the season following a self-imposed break of almost five months.

The disgraced American, champion at Quail Hollow in 2007, made his highly anticipated comeback to the sport following a tawdry sex scandal at last week's Masters where he tied for fourth.

Read more on:    tiger woods  |  phil mickelson


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.