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Mickelson commits to 2013 Greenbrier Classic

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (NEWS RELEASE) -- Officials of The Greenbrier Classic announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time major champion Phil Mickelson has entered the fourth playing of the award winning PGA TOUR event.

In addition, Ted Potter Jr. will return to The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier to defend his 2013 title this July 1-7.

Mickelson, 42, will be making his third consecutive appearance in The Greenbrier Classic. The Rancho Santa Fe, CA resident is currently ranked No. 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings and No. 7 in FedEx Cup points. He has recorded three top-10 finishes so far this year, including his 41st career PGA TOUR title in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson has won four major championships, the 2004, 2006 and 2010 Masters and the 2005 PGA Championship. He has finished in the top-10 on the PGA TOUR money list for 11 of the past 13 seasons, earning a career-high $5,819,988 in 2007, placing him second on the PGA TOUR's career money list with more than $69 million in earnings. Since turning professional in 1992, Mickelson has gone only three seasons (1992, 1999 and 2003) without a PGA TOUR victory. His 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open title marked his tenth consecutive year with at least one TOUR win, the longest such streak of his career and on the TOUR. He has been a member of the past eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams and the past nine President Cup teams. Last year, in his second appearance in The Greenbrier Classic, Mickelson missed the cut after opening with rounds of 71 and 71.

"The staff and hospitality at The Greenbrier are among the best on the PGA TOUR, and it begins with the commitment to quality by Jim Justice," Mickelson said. "I look forward to spending the Fourth of July at ‘America's Resort' and competing in The Greenbrier Classic for years to come."

Potter, Jr. is set to return to the site of his first PGA TOUR title at The Greenbrier Classic.  Last year's event ended in a dramatic three-hole playoff after Potter was able to force extra holes by finishing 4-under-par through the final four holes of regulation, then ultimately defeating runner-up Troy Kelly. Potter, Jr., 29, turned professional in 2002 when he graduated from high school.  Before earning his PGA TOUR card in 2012, Potter, Jr. played professionally on the Moonlight Tour, Web.com Tour, and NGA Hooters Tour, where he was named Player of the Year in 2006 and 2009.  The Silver Springs, FL resident had his best finish of 2013 at the Northern Trust Open, finishing in a tie for 10thplace. Potter, Jr. currently ranks No. 140 in the Official World Golf Rankings and No. 82 in FedEx Cup points.

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