Mick­el­son back for Pres­i­dents Cup

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Phil Mick­el­son will main­tain his record of be­ing the only player in his­tory to take part in all 12 Pres­i­dents Cups after be­ing cho­sen as a cap­tain’s pick by US skip­per Steve Stricker on Wed­nes­day.

Mick­el­son, the 47-yearold five-time ma­jor win­ner, was se­lected along­side Charley Hoff­man as Stricker com­pleted his 12-man line-up for the Septem­ber 28-Oc­to­ber 1 Ry­der Cup-style event at Lib­erty Na­tional in New Jersey.

In­ter­na­tional Team cap­tain Nick Price mean­while opted for Ar­gentina’s Emil­iano Grillo and In­dia’s Anir­ban Lahiri for the event.

“He is so valu­able in the team room and is a tremen­dous part­ner on the golf course,” Stricker said of Mick­el­son’s se­lec­tion.

Mick­el­son’s Pres­i­dents Cup call-up will be his 23rd con­sec­u­tive team ap­pear­ance for the United States, a se­quence which stretches back to 1994.

He has a record of 23-16-12 and will have the chance to sur­pass Tiger Woods’ record for most matches won in Pres­i­dents Cup his­tory, which stands at 24-15-1.

Mick­el­son is hit­ting form at the right time, grab­bing a share of sixth place at last week’s Dell Tech­nolo­gies Cham­pi­onship, his best fin­ish in a stroke-play event this sea­son.

Phil Mick­el­son

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