Mickelson says he won't play again in 2006

Mike Weir will replace Phil Mickelson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii, the PGA of America announced on Thursday.

Mickelson, winner of this year's Masters, won't play again for the rest of the year. He told the PGA of America of his decision after last week's Ryder Cup.

"I'm thrilled about the chance to return to Hawaii and the
PGA Grand Slam of Golf," Weir said in a statement. "It's a chance to compete against the very best players in the world, and I would love to improve on my second place finish the last time around."

Weir joins Tiger Woods, U.S. Open winner Geoff Ogilvy of Australia and 2003 U.S.
Open champion Jim Furyk in the event which brings together the
winners of the year's four major championships.

Woods triumphed at both the British Open and the PGA
Championship and fellow American Furyk was added to the field
after finishing on top of the 2006 major champions points list.

The 36-hole stroke-play event will take place at the Poipu
Bay Golf Course on Kauai's southern shore from Nov. 21-22.

Last November, Woods won the title for a record sixth time,
romping to a seven-shot victory over Mickelson after closing
with an eight-under-par 64.

Information from Reuters was used in this report