Is Phil Mickelson Playing in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship 2021?

Published 11/11/2021, 2:34 PM EST
September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Phil Mickelson is competing in his first senior tour. The PGA Tour Champions is in the business end as the ultimate Charles Schwab Cup is about to begin on November 11th. Currently, the German golfer Bernard Langer is at the top of the leaderboard while Jim Furyk is just behind him. 

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The Charles Schwab Cup is all set to begin at Phoenix Country Club. Furthermore, this year the senior tour has more attention because of Phil Mickelson. His participation in this tournament has brought in more viewership. But is he playing in the Charles Schwab Cup 2021? Let us find out.

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Is Phil Mickelson competing in the Charles Schwab Cup 2021?

The PGA Tour Champions has got more viewership and attention this season because of Phil Mickelson. The 51-year-old is playing in his first season and has been impressive with 3-wins so far. He made his debut on the PGA Tour Champions just after winning the 2021 PGA Championship in May. 

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Meanwhile, only the top 36 ranked players from the standings get qualified for the ultimate Charles Schwab Cup. And thankfully, Phil Mickelson managed to get into this penultimate event, but unfortunately, Phil isn’t in contention as he currently ranks 29th and has few to no chances of winning the season-end championship. 

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Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Phil Mickelson looks on from the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

However, he still can win the Charles Schwab Cup and improve his standings before the season ends. Meanwhile, this is a 72-hole event played at Phoenix Country Club. But there is no cut to this event, and all the 36 ranked players will make it to the weekend. 

Additionally, the prize money for the winner of the Charles Schwab Cup is $2.5 million. The season champion will earn a $1 million annuity, which will be paid out over-10 years. 

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Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson will tee off at 10:50 a.m. ET on Thursday along with fellow American Glen Day. So what do you think? Will Phil end the Champions Tour season on a high note? Do let us know in the comment section. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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