Mickelson Commits To Singapore Open

September 29, 2009

With his win at the Tour Championship, Phil Mickelson reclaimed his No. 2 world ranking.

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Two-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson will play in next month's Singapore Open.

Organizers say that Mickelson, who won the Tour Championship event last weekend by three shots over Tiger Woods, will join other major winners Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els in the $5 million tournament that starts Oct. 29.

Els finished second last year to India's Jeev Milkha Singh.

Mickelson, who finished ninth last year, will make his third appearance in the tournament.

The Singapore Open, co-sanctioned by the Asian and European tours, will be the first of two tournaments the No. 2-ranked Mickelson will play in Asia in two weeks. He will join Woods at the World Golf Championship event in Shanghai, China, the following week.