The Loop

Nicklaus to play with Mickelson in Skins Game

May 31, 2010

Memorial Tournament founder and host Jack Nicklaus has been paired with world No. 2 Phil Mickelson in the second edition of the Memorial Skins Game Wednesday at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Four-time winner and defending champion Tiger Woods, who played in the same group with Nicklaus last year, will tee off in the second of two fivesomes. The field has been expanded from eight to 10 players this year for the nine-hole event offering $100,000. Proceeds of the Memorial Skins Game benefit The First Tee.

Rounding out the first group with Nicklaus and Mickelson at 1:05 p.m. EDT are Sean O'Hair and former Memorial winners Ernie Els and Kenny Perry. Woods tees off at 1:20 p.m. with former Memorial champ Jim Furyk plus Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

--*Dave Shedloski