Phil Mickelson to play in PGA`s Byron Nelson Championship after missing pro-am

Released on = April 30, 2007, 10:01 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Phil Mickelson will play in Byron Nelson Championship after
missing pro-am

Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald,
From News Services,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Phil Mickelson, scheduled to make his first start since announcing that Butch Harmon
would be his swing coach, was unable to participate in the Wednesday pro-am at the
EDS Byron Nelson Championship due to weather-related travel complications.
Mickelson, however, will compete in the tournament, despite regulations stating a
player must compete in the pro-am to compete in the tournament

Under normal circumstances, a commitment by a player to enter a tournament is also a
commitment to play in a related pro-am at the tournament course, according to PGA
Tour regulations.

However, the PGA Tour can override this regulation if \"extenuating circumstances\"

PGA Tour Regulations state that a commitment to enter a tournament is also a
commitment to play in a related pro-am at the tournament course. The failure of a
professional player to participate in a Pro-Am after a commitment by such player to
do so shall cause him to become ineligible for the tournament. However, the Tour has
discretion with this regulation with extenuating circumstances, and PGA Tour COO
Henry Hughes announced that Mickelson would be allowed to play the tournament
despite missing the pro-am.

\"Phil did everything physically possible to get here Tuesday night but was grounded
in Little Rock due to circumstances completely beyond his control,\" Hughes told
reporters. Mickelson will tee off on Thursday is 10:40 a.m. at the TPC Four Seasons
Resort Course

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April 27, 2007
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