Mickelson skips CJ Cup for Champions Tour return

Five-time major champion and winner of 44 PGA Tour titles, Phil Mickelson, has confirmed he will tee it up again on the Champions Tour.

The 50-year-old, who won by four strokes in his first event at the Charles Schwab Cup Series at Ozarks National in August, is now set to do it all over again.

Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson (Credit: Callaway)

Mickelson will tee it up from October 16 in the $2,000,000 Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The Country Club of Virginia.

“We are thrilled that Phil Mickelson – one of the game’s most accomplished and popular players – has committed to the 2020 Dominion Energy Charity Classic,” said the tournament’s Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld.

“Most know that he likes to play a lot leading into majors. And with the Masters coming up in November this year…it certainly could be something that he’s thinking about. So he wants to get out there and play a little bit before the Masters.”

Fellow quinquagenarians Ernie Els and Jim Furyk, who have both won in their debut season on the Champions Tour, will join Mickelson in the Dominion Energy field along with 2003 Masters winner Mike Weir and KJ Choi.