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Mickelson commits to Wells Fargo Championship

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Phil Mickelson has committed to the Wells Fargo Championship, adding further confirmation that the 44-year-old is in for a busy stretch of summer golf.

Mickelson will be making his 12th straight appearance at the Charlotte, N.C., event, where he has seven prior top-10 finishes. His T-2 at the Masters was his first top-10 of the season, and Mickelson is next expected to tee it up at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in two weeks.

Mickelson often skipped the Match Play when it was played in Arizona in February, but he plans to play at Harding Park. He is also expected to play the following week at the Players Championship, with Wells Fargo the week after that, kicking off a stetch of six events in eight weeks, culminating with the U.S. Open.

Mickelson played each of the two weeks prior to the Masters, and he confirmed Sunday that he will use a similar approach to the season's second major.

"I'll be trying to get my game sharp heading into that week," Mickelson said. "I'll do that by playing Memorial and Memphis (FedEx St. Jude Classic) the two weeks prior."

This means that Mickelson - who will turn 45 the Tuesday of U.S. Open week - should have plenty of reps under his belt when he arrives at Chambers Bay in search of the final leg of the career grand slam.

Despite a difficult spot in the schedule this year, Wells Fargo now boasts a field that includes Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Hideki Matsuyama and defending champion J.B. Holmes.