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Phil Mickelson to skip Match Play

Updated: February 7, 2013, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson plans to miss the Match Play Championship for the third time in the past four years.

Mickelson, coming off a wire-to-wire win in the Phoenix Open, said Thursday his three kids are out of school the week of the Match Play Championship and he will be going on a family trip. He also missed the event in 2010 and 2012.

The tournament is Feb. 20-24 just north of Tucson, Ariz.

Mickelson has made it to the quarterfinals of the Match Play only once ...

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