Mickelson, Lahiri among 4 added to Presidents Cup

Mickelson, Lahiri among 4 added to Presidents Cup”

His experience, along with the fact he's beloved in the NY area, made him an easy choice.

You're the next contestants in the Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson has been selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup and will be on a USA team for the 23rd consecutive time.

"We all know what Phil brings to the table", Stricker said. "He's loved everywhere, but especially NY". "But he's like a favorite son there". Price also selected Emiliano Grillo of Argentina. He will be 25 on September 14.

Price, who was the losing global captain in both 2013 and 2015, went with Grillo, who moved into the 11th position on Sunday, and Lahiri, who was 16th in the standings but got the spot because of his familiarity with the PGA Tour. "I'm glad it's finally over and I finally made an American team and I can't wait".

"We felt we wanted some players who played the USA tour full-time", Price said. "There's a certain amount of comfort. Both are very enthusiastic young men".

The Presidents Cup is slated for September 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J.

At 47 years old, Mickelson has also been a Team USA stalwart since the first Presidents Cup in 1994.

The United States hasn't lost the Presidents Cup since 1998.

This will be Mickelson's 12th Presidents Cup.

"Personally, I can say he means a lot, " said Stricker, who has played on several Cup teams with Mickelson. "What means a lot to me this year is that they wanted me there even though I didn't get the spot on my own".

This is the second consecutive Presidents Cup that Mickelson has been added to the roster as a captain's pick. A member of the U.S. Ryder Cup Committee along with Tiger Woods, Mickelson is viewed as a team leader and a big future voice on future teams.

USA captain Steve Stricker used his two picks on Mickelson and Charley Hoffman, who was narrowly bumped out of the top 10 automatic qualifiers in the final week.

Mickelson has had a hard 2017 season with no wins and five top-10 finishes in 21 tournaments. Lahiri, however, went 0-3 that week - he was the only player on either side who failed to record at least a half point - and he doesn't have a top-25 in his past seven starts.

But he has strung together a solid career that includes four PGA Tour wins. Charley Hoffman has never played in the event.

Stricker said he brings length and improved putting to the team. "He's knocked on the door a lot this year, he just hasn't punched through it".

The rest of the USA team: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar.

The rest of the global team: Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim, Jhonattan Vegas and Adam Hadwin. And he had a great showing last week.

"People will rally behind him no matter where he's at, " Stricker said.

"It's weird coming from a guy who's won no majors and has only won 12 times on Tour, telling Phil that hey, you've got to show me a little bit more", Stricker said recently at the opening FedEx Cup playoff event in NY. "And I apologized to him for that". It doesn't sound right coming from a guy like me. "But really, help me out". At last week's Dell Technologies Championship, though, Mickelson played with renewed verve and focus, carding four rounds in the 60s en route to a T-6 finish. But in the end, the calls were easier than he thought they might be.

In the weeks leading up to Wednesday's announcement, golf pundits had tossed the names of other candidates into the running, including Brian Harman, Jason Dufner and Gary Woodland.

Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman, come on down! The big left-hander is on his way.

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