Mickelson sets schedule for US Open prep


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Phil Mickelson will tee it up next at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in three weeks, but he isn’t sure if he’ll play the Memorial in his run-up to the U.S. Open.

Mickelson, who closed Sunday with a 74 at The Players Championship to finish nine shots back, won at Colonial the last time he played there in 2008. He did not return to defend his title last year after shutting down his game following news that his wife, Amy, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Mickelson has played the Memorial 10 times in his career but also did not play it last year with his wife ill.

“I’m thinking about that one, too,” Mickelson said. “I’ve got a couple weeks off. I’ll spend a little time practicing, and when I start Colonial, that will really be my start through the U.S. Open. In a couple weeks, I kind of start my run.”