Phil Mickelson to Skip Pebble Beach
For the first time in 20 years, Phil Mickelson won’t play at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, citing the need to spend more time with his family.
The 2013 British Open champion also won’t take part in the Northern Trust Open this spring.
Mickelson has won Pebble Beach four times, including a classic 2012 win over rival Tiger Woods.
“Those are two of my favorite events, two of my favorite courses,” Mickelson wrote on his website “but with the kids in two schools with different spring breaks, I’ll take that time off. They’ve accommodated my schedule enough over the years. It’s time for me to accommodate theirs.”
Mickelson did not win a tournament in 2014, the first time since the 2003 season that he has failed to win at least once on the PGA Tour.
His 42 PGA titles are good for ninth-most in history, and he has 5 Major titles as well.