The tournament earlier this week found a title sponsor, but not much of a field. Mickelson is the only player from the top 10 in the world, with Robert Allenby and Ernie Els making it three out of the top 20.
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Missing for the second straight year is Tiger Woods, who is taking an indefinite break from golf while he tries to save his marriage from his extramarital affairs.
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