Tuesday, May 6
The Players: Phil Mickelson Ready to Defend
CAN PHIL MICKELSON make some noise at TPC Sawgrass this week?
The defending champion doesn’t have Tiger Woods to contend with, not that El Tigre has had a lot of success at Ponte Vedra Beach. Both Phil and Tiger have won The Players Championship once.
Mickelson says he’s ready to go. From his Web site, following are a few Lefty sound bites on his tournament preparation.
“I'll usually take Monday off of a major. I'll play a practice round early Tuesday, and Wednesday I'll go off site and get work done on areas of my game that need improvement. It will be the same as I treat other majors.
“I have already done my normal major championship preparation work that I do for Augusta.
"I've done it now for TPC Sawgrass, so I don't feel as though I have to spend an inordinate amount of time getting ready to know the golf course.”
The Players always has a strong field, and this year is no exception with 49 of the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup standings. There is that one glaring absence, though.
−The Armchair Golfer