Mickelson Commits to Houston Open
Phil Mickelson has committed to next week’s Houston Open, according to Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner.
Mickelson previously said that he was not sure about playing in Houston due to fans being in attendance.
“Because I haven’t seen it before, because it’s the first one out on the tour with some people, I’m unsure and I don’t want to take any unnecessary risks. I don’t go out to dinner, I don’t go out and socialize because I want to make sure that I have an opportunity to compete in the Masters,” said Mickelson.
He later back tracked a little bit, saying that fans being in attendance would not be the determining factor.
The Houston Open is set to have approximately 2,000 fans per day at the event.
This week’s Bermuda Championship also has fans in attendance, but it is not really noticeable on TV.
According to Lavner, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Tony Finau have also committed to the tournament.
Johnson, Scott and Finau are all coming off bouts with the coronavirus over the last several weeks respectively.
The Houston Open is the final tournament before The Masters.