Four days after a strong showing in the United States' victory in the Presidents Cup, Phil Mickelson begins his 27th PGA Tour season Thursday seeking his first individual win since 2013 in the season-opening Safeway Open.
Mickelson, winner of 42 career PGA Tour events including five majors, will be joined at Silverado by 12-time PGA Tour winner Zach Johnson as well as Emiliano Grillo and Adam Hadwin, who also played in the Presidents Cup.
"I'm really excited to play because I have been playing well," the 47-year-old Mickelson said. "I am excited to get back into competition. I am going to have a good chance."
Mickelson, who had five top-10 finishes...