(September 5, 2018) — Phil Mickelson has been selected to represent the United States in the Ryder Cup beginning later this month. After being picked by captain Jim Furyk, Lefty will now hold the record for most Ryder Cup appearances with 12. He previously shared the record with Nick Faldo.
The 48 year old has played every edition of the event since making his debut in 1995. He will also tie Nick Faldo for the most matches played at the Ryder Cup when he plays his first match at Le Golf National, playing his 46th match.
Along earning spots on 12 consecutive Ryder Cup teams, Mickelson has also represented the United States in 12 consecutive time in the Presidents Cup, both American records.
Phil wasted no time celebrating his selection with an epic tweet.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) September 4, 2018
There is great importance on this year’s Ryder Cup as it may be Phil’s last opportunity to win on foreign soil.
“This is mostly likely my last chance to go over to Europe and to be a part of a winning U.S. team in Europe,” said Phil. “We haven’t done that in 25 years, it feels great to be a part of this team and serve this team in any way I can.”
It safe to say Lefty is looking forward to this opportunity.