Mickelson returns from injury to make season debut
Mickelson underwent surgery in October and then December on a pair of sports hernia injuries, which were expected to keep him sidelined until next week.
But after a week of practice, the 46-year-old will compete in the first round of the CareerBuilder on Thursday, which takes place on three courses in California.
#PhilMickelson playing a big boost to @cbgolfchallenge, gives them another player every tournament in the world would want
— Larry Bohannan (@Larry_Bohannan) January 18, 2017
“I feel good and I want to play,” said Mickelson in a statement.
“I don’t know where my game is, but I figure the only way to find out is to play.”
3 Green Jackets, 11 consecutive Ryder Cup teams, and countless thumbs up.
We take a look back at 25 years of Phil Mickelson. #TeamPhilpic.twitter.com/lP8dNJr9LA
— KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) January 17, 2017
Mickelson won the 2002 and 2004 CareerBuilder events, before tying for third last year.
If he comes through the event unscathed, then he is due to appear at the Farmers Insurance Open in his hometown of San Diego next week and the Waste Management Phoenix Open seven days later.