The Honda Classic, from the very beginning, has always thrown some very interesting scenarios into the mix and it has managed to do it once again, with the chance of a Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson duel on the cards at this year’s event.
If that doesn’t happen, then there is always Rory McIlroy to contend with.
The Honda Classic will be played between the 27th of February and the 2nd of March at the PGA National and with eight of the top ten rankled golfers in the world participating at this year’s event, it promises to throw up some very interesting duels as well.
This will be the first time that Mickelson plays in the Honda Classic since 2002, when it was held at Heron Bay.
With there being no chance of the number of majors being increased from four, the Honda Classic is coming very close to giving the others a run for their money in terms of prestige and the field and this year is no different with Phil Mickelson joining the likes of Justin Rose, Zach Johnson and Sergio Garcia alongside McIlroy and Woods.
According to a tournament director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, they are still working on the event and there could be even more surprises to come. But there could hardly be a bigger one than Mickelson this season.
He stated that he had known Phil for years and he has always maintained he will join the field and this year, he hinted his schedule could change and it left him ecstatic.
He mentioned that if Phil Mickelson didn’t think the tournament was big enough, he wouldn’t be making the trip and his participation as well as so many big names goes to show how far the event has come since its inception.