Mickelson eyes historic three-peat on Champions Tour

Phil Mickelson has enjoyed a dream start on the Champions Tour, winning the first two tournaments he entered.

He now wants to make history by making it three in a row.

Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson secured his second straight Champions Tour title in October last year (Credit: PGA Tour)

Given that ‘Lefty’ isn’t qualified to play in this week’s WGC-Workday Championship, which he won in 2018 in Mexico City, he will instead tee it up at the Champions Tour’s Cologuard Classic in Tucson, an area he knows well having played all of his college golf for Arizona State.

Of course, the 50-year-old will need to improve somewhat on his last outing on the PGA Tour where he shot a second round of 80 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish at 10-over and 11 shots off the cut mark.

Joining the current World No.96 will be Jim Furyk, who also won his first two tournaments on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in May last year and a month before Mickelson.

The field also includes Steve Stricker, Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Ernie Els along with defending champion, Bernhard Langer.