Mickelson Named Assistant Captain on U.S. Ryder Cup Team

PGA Tour legend Phil Mickelson will serve as an assistant captain on the 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup team set to take the Europeans in a couple of weeks at Whistling Straits. 

Mickelson has played in 12 Ryder Cups since 1995, but fell well short of making this year’s team on points. 

Phil Mickelson PHOTO: Getty Images/PGA Tour

“I’m humbled and honored to be a part of this year’s Ryder Cup as an assistant captain. Thank you Captain Stricker for including me and I hope to help in an way possible. GoUSA,” wrote Mickelson in a tweet.  

Fred Couples was also named an assistant captain. 

“I’ve been staying in close contact with both Freddie and Phil, talking about all things Ryder Cup, for a while now,” Stricker said via a statement. “They provide honest and impactful feedback, and both have such a passion for the Ryder Cup. I’m honored that they were willing to join our Team and help put us in the best position to win in a few weeks at Whistling Straits.”

The Ryder Cup will take place from September 21-29. 

Team USA 

Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay were locked in as qualifiers last Sunday night as the top six. 

Those next in line for the last six positions decided by Stricker next Wednesday include Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Webb Simpson, Scottie Scheffler, Jason Kokrak, Sam Burns, Billy Horschel and Kevin Kisner.

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