Northern Trust Open field set

Jerry West was Mr. Clutch on the golf course, too. West was able to get Anthony Kim, who grew up in Studio City, back in the field.
There are four of the top-10 ranked players in the world in the event, including Phil Mickelson (2), Steve Stricker (3), Jim Furyk (5) and Padraig Harrington (7); seven of the top 20, including Robert Allenby (15), Stewart Cink (17), Ernie Els (20) and 22 of the top 50.
Here’s the complete field:

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Phil speaks

Phil Mickelson addressed the media here at the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time since Tiger Woods’ admitted ”transgressions” and took an indefinite leave of absence from the tour. He addressed it headon, before taking questions, then said he wouldn’t speak about it publicly after that. He did answer a couple more questions but wasn’t very forthcoming, sighting his friendship with Tiger as reason to not discuss it.
Here’s the transcript of Mickelson’s interview. And by the way, he’s pretty confident in his game, with or without Tiger.
“I expect this year, without or without (Woods) to be one of the best years of my career,” Mickelson said.
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