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Phil Mickelson commits to FedEx St. Jude Classic

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Phil Mickelson, whose daring shot-making skill and engaging personality have made him a favorite of golf galleries worldwide, has committed to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, June 3-9, at TPC Southwind.

The four-time winner of major championships, including three Masters Tournaments, and recent inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be making his third appearance in the FESJC and first since 2009.

In previous trips to Memphis, Mickelson missed the cut in 2001 and finished 59th in 2009, in his return to the TOUR after taking a long break during his wife Amy's battle with illness.

"Because of his playing style and his personality - and his obvious success -- he has become one of the most popular players on TOUR, and he is a household word wherever golf is played," Cannon said. "It all adds up to making him one of the most recognizable figures in sports throughout the world, and a true treasure of golf."

Mickelson's commitment to the FESJC follows earlier entries by defending champions Dustin Johnson, reigning FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker of Nashville, and colorful Englishman Ian Poulter, whose Ryder Cup performances have earned him the distinction of one of the world's most inspirational match play teammates.

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