Phil Mickelson will maintain his record of being the only player in history to take part in all 12 Presidents Cups after being chosen as a captain's pick by USA skipper Steve Stricker on Wednesday. The 12-player squad will face an global team captained by Nick Price from September 28-Oct.
While the top ten players in the US and on a worldwide scale, excluding the United Kingdom, are guaranteed spots on their respective teams, captains get to choose the final two players that will make the squad.
Mickelson is hitting form at the right time, grabbing a share of sixth place at last week's Dell Technologies Championship, his best finish in a stroke-play event this season.
Mickelson has a 23-16-12 record in the Presidents Cup and will have the opportunity to pass Tiger Woods (24-15-1) for the most matches won in Presidents Cup history.
Worldwide team captain Nick Price, looking to guide his side to their first victory since 1998, selected Argentinian Emiliano Grillo and India's Anirban Lahiri with his two picks.
Price, who was the losing global captain in both 2013 and 2015, went with Grillo, who moved into the 11th position on Sunday, and Lahiri, who was 16th in the standings but got the spot because of his familiarity with the PGA Tour.
This article was written by Doug Ferguson from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. The International team's lone victory in the competition came in 1998. I really love being around these guys. "Obviously, I feel there's some unfinished business". This is a special team and to be a part of it is very meaningful to me.
After a slew of disappointing results, including missed cuts at the last two Majors, Mickelson's Presidents Cup streak was put in jeopardy with Stricker saying the 47-year-old needed to "show me something" to earn a captain's pick.
The National Liberty Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey will play host to the Presidents Cup September 28 through October 1.
It has been a lopsided series from the start in 1994 - Mickelson was a captain's pick that year, too - with the worldwide team of players from every country outside the US except for Europe losing every time except for 1998 at Royal Melbourne and the tie in South Africa in 2003.
Plus, Mickelson's biggest support comes from the NY area, and he's a favorite in the team room.
"I think the challenge will be a little overconfidence", Stricker said.
This is the first time since 2007 that every player on the global team has a full PGA Tour card.