Golfing World News - March 26

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With The Masters just around the corner some of the PGA’s finest will be teeing off at the Valero Texas Open tomorrow.

Phil Mickelson, who’s yet to record a top 10 on US soil in 2014, will be at the San Antonio tournament for the first time since 1992.

Ranked fifth in the world, Mickelson has been paired alongside Jordan Spieth and defending champion Martin Laird.

Padraig Harrington is another player who’ll be competing at the TPC San Antonio but he’ll need a victory to guarantee his participation at The Masters.

One of 13 former major winners in the field, Harrington has slipped to 155th in the world and only a win at either the Valero or the Shell Houston Open will secure his place at Magnolia Lane.

If Harrington doesn’t qualify it will be the first time in 15 years that he will miss The Masters.

Whilst the men have two weeks to wait for The Masters the ladies are preparing for their first - the Kraft Nabisco - next week.

Ahead of that, the LPGA are in California for the Kia Classic and Karrie Webb, who was victorious at last week’s Founders Cup is chasing her third Kraft title and third major in all.

“Always in the lead up you’re wanting to see some good golf so you know you don’t have to grind the week of a major but I feel fortunate that I don’t feel like I have to do that this week and I can sort of save my energy for Thursday to Sunday and hopefully play well and build on that for next week but there’s not a lot on this golf course that’s similar to Kraft, to Mission Hills so in that respect I’m not really comparing my game if I’m ready for this week versus this week.”

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