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