Mickelson out to “Get One” to close PGA Season

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2012 Phil Mickelson

Among the league of mercurial athletes Phil Mickelson has long been the commissioner, the prominent representative of players who can make fans gush over their unworldly abilities one moment yet look every bit the weekend warrior the next.  After a 14-under par fourth place finish at last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, his best result in nearly five months, Mickelson spoke with the optimism of a player who was in the midst of a career year, not the “former great” that he is inevitably tagged as each time his game goes on hiatus.  “My game feels like it’s back, and I’m ready to start competing….I’m going to see if I can get one of the next two,” he stated, referring to this week’s BMW Championship and next week’s TOUR Championship, the final two events in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Contrast that outlook with a mere month and a half ago, when Mickelson missed the cut at the British Open, his second in a row and first in a major since 2007, and was at a loss for words to describe his play, stating “I don’t know what to say right now; I’ve got a way to go. The last two months have been pretty poor play so I’m a little frustrated.” Read more…

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