LPGA Stars Ready to Battle for Lexus Cup
The Internationals won the Ryder Cup-style event last year by a 16-8 margin. Annika Sorenstam will again captain the International team.
She will be joined by Paraguay's Julieta Granada, Australian Nikki Campbell, England's Laura Davies and Sweden's Carin Koch as well as Americans Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lincicome, Sherri Steinhauer, Stacy Prammanasudh, Angela Stanford and Morgan Pressel.
Grace Park again will lead the Asian team. She is joined on this year's squad by Filipino Jennifer Rosales, Japan's Sakura Yokomine and Taiwan's Candie Kung as well as fellow South Koreans Se Ri Pak, Hee-Won Han, Seon Hwa Lee, Jee Young Lee, Meena Lee, Shi Hyun Ahn, Joo Mi Kim and Young Kim.
The teams were chosen as follows: The top four players from the ADT Money List, top four players from the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, two captain's picks and two sponsor's exemptions.
The format will have six foursomes matches Friday, six fourball matches Saturday and 12 singles matches Sunday.
The LPGA will return the weekend of January 19-21 with the Women's World Cup of Golf, where Sweden won last year. The first individual stroke-play event will be the SBS Open at Turtle Bay from February 15-17.
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How to watch (all rounds on Golf Channel):
Thursday, Rd. 1: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Rd. 2: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Rd. 3: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Sunday, Rd. 4: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Purse: $5.9 million ($1,062,000 to winner)
Notables in the field
* For the second year in a row he will serve as the tournament's official ambassador.
* He has won this event twice - in 2002 and 2004.
* This will be his 97th worldwide start since his most recent win, The Open in 2013.
* Ranked No. 3 in the world, he finished runner-up in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
* In 37 worldwide starts as a pro, he has 14 top-5 finishes.
* Last year he finished T-34 in this event.
* In his only start of 2018, the Canadian finished 32nd in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
* Only player on the PGA Tour with five top-10 finishes this season.
* Ranks fifth in greens in regulation this season.
* Finished third in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and T-4 in the Sony Open in Hawaii.
* Hasn't played in this event since missing the cut in 2015.
* Earned his first career victory in this event in 2014, shooting three consecutive rounds of 63.
* This is his first start of 2018.
* Last season finished seventh in strokes gained: putting, the best ranking of his career.
(Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.)
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Mickelson grouped with Z. Johnson at CareerBuilder
12:10 p.m. Thursday, 11:40 a.m. Friday, 1:20 p.m. Saturday: Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson
11:40 a.m. Thursday, 1:20 p.m. Friday, 12:50 p.m. Saturday: Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker
1:10 p.m. Thursday, 12:40 p.m. Friday, 12:10 p.m. Saturday: Patton Kizzire, Bill Haas
Mackay still a caddie at heart, even with a microphone
It just wasn't enough for this to be the ultimate mic drop.
Mackay traded in his TV microphone at the Sony Open for the 40-pound bag belonging to Justin Thomas.
The reward now?
''Not stumbling over my words,'' he said. ''And being better than I was the previous week.''
''Bones, don't ever do that again.''
Both worked as on-course reporters at Sea Island that fall.
And when Mickelson and Mackay parted ways after 25 years, Roy scooped up the longtime caddie for TV.
And not the Masters.
He hasn't missed Augusta since 1994, when Mickelson broke his leg skiing that winter.
''I thought I'd caddie until I dropped,'' Mackay said.
Except for that first week in April.