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    • Mickelson commits to Valero Texas Open

    • Phil Mickelson will be making his first appearance in San Antonio since 1992.Phil Mickelson will be making his first appearance in San Antonio since 1992.

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Phil Mickelson will be returning to the Valero Texas Open next week -- 22 years after making his first and only appearance in the Alamo City.

    Tournament officials announced Mickelson's participation on Wednesday. The tournament will be held March 24-30 at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

    "Phil brings another level of excitement when he enters a tournament and we are grateful he has decided to join us next week," Valero Texas Open executive director Larson Segerdahl said. "The fans in the San Antonio area will have a chance to see one of the great players in the world compete against a tremendous field of PGA TOUR players. Without question, this will be a memorable week."

    Mickelson's only previous appearance in San Antonio came at the end of the 1992 season when the tournament was called the H.E.B. Texas Open and played at Oak Hills. He was just four months into his professional career, having turned pro before the U.S. Open in June that year. Mickelson finished tied for 47th in San Antonio.

    Mickelson's last start on TOUR was at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, as he finished in a tie for 16th. He has yet to record a top-10 finish in his first seven starts this season.

    Should Mickelson win in San Antonio, he would complete a career Texas Slam. Four of Mickelson's 42 career wins have come in Texas -- the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 1996; the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 2000 and 2008; and the Shell Houston Open in 2011.

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