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Mickelson to play in Wells Fargo tournament

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson committed to play in May's Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington. (Source: Steven Newton/Wiki Commons) Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson committed to play in May's Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington. (Source: Steven Newton/Wiki Commons)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Tournament officials announced commitments on Thursday from two of golf’s greatest players, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, for the Wells Fargo Championship scheduled for May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington.

Mickelson, a World Golf Hall of Fame member and winner of 42 career PGA Tour titles, will be competing in his 14th Wells Fargo Championship. The five-time major championship winner holds the tournament record for the most top-10 finishes with nine. These include a third-place finish in 2007 and 2013, a runner-up finish in 2010 and consecutive fourth-place finishes in 2015 and 2016. Mickelson also holds the tournament record for most consecutive 36-hole cuts made with 13.

Scott, who became the first Australian to win the Masters in 2013, has won 13 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times in international competition, including two World Golf Championships. This will be Scott’s ninth start at the Wells Fargo Championship. His best finishes are a third in 2006, a tie for eighth in 2008 and a tie for 17th last year.

“We are delighted that both of these great players will be joining us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary in Wilmington this year," Wells Fargo Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham said. “Each of them has supported our tournament throughout the years and I know that both of them really want to add the Wells Fargo Championship to their list of career titles. With the addition of Phil and Adam and the early commitments we announced at our media day, we are off to an excellent start in the player commitment process.

"I encourage fans to get their tickets soon. They do not want to miss what certainly will be an entertaining competition and a wonderful social event here in Wilmington.”

Scott is ranked eighth in the world golf rankings and Mickelson is 19th. Tournament officials announced commitments from world No. 14 Danny Willett and world No. 25 Jon Rahm earlier this week. Two-time PGA Tour winner James Hahn is scheduled to defend his 2016 Wells Fargo Championship title in May.

Players have until  April 28 at 5 p.m. to commit to the Wells Fargo Championship and can withdraw from the tournament at any time.

A list of current player commitments can be found on the tournament’s website here: http://bit.ly/2njfHCt.

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