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Phil Mickelson looking to buy golf course in Chandler

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 08:34:57-05

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is finalizing a deal to buy a Chandler course that will add to his golf holdings in the state where he starred in college.

The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that Mickelson plans on purchasing the Ocotillo Golf Club along with his coach and agent Steve Loy, brother Tim Mickelson and Arizona developer Spike Lawrence.

Loy, who coached Mickelson at Arizona State University, says they hope to close on the deal "very soon."

The Chandler course has 27 holes surrounded by man-made lakes and was named one of the "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest Magazine.

Loy and Mickelson also own the McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear and several other courses outside the Phoenix metropolitan area.