(Source: USA Today Sports)Phil Mickelson’s sudden return to form last week proved enough to keep his Presidents Cup streak alive as the five-times major winner was one of two captain’s picks to the United States team announced on Wednesday.
Mickelson, who finished in a tie for sixth last week in the second leg of the PGA Tour’s four playoff events, and Charley Hoffman were captain Steve Stricker’s two picks to round out his 12-man team for the Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Presidents Cup.
After a slew of disappointing results, including missed cuts at the last two majors, Mickelson’s Presidents Cup streak was put in jeopardy with Stricker saying the 47-year-old American needed to “show me something” to earn a captain’s pick.
Mickelson, who has played on every Presidents Cup team since 1994, used last week’s Dell Technologies Championship in Boston to argue his case when he posted four sub-70 rounds to finish six shots back of winner Justin Thomas.
International team captain Nick Price, looking to guide his side to their first victory since 1998, selected Argentine Emiliano Grillo and India’s Anirban Lahiri with his two picks.
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