Golf: Mickelson Seeks British Open Form, Better Result

Golf: Mickelson seeks British Open form, better result

SPRINGFIELD, United States, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th july,2016) - Phil Mickelson, still smarting from a loss to Henrik Stenson at the British Open two weeks ago, hopes duplicating his final-round performance will let him bounce back with a PGA Championship win. The 46-year-old US left-hander returns to Baltusrol, where he won the 2005 PGA title, intent upon not letting a chance to win a major title pass due to disappointment. "What I want to do is just play to that level that I played at the British Open.

I have to try to believe that it will be enough this time, if I'm able to duplicate that performance," Mickelson said. "So that's kind of the goal and the game plan, to not force the issue, but to just go play and trust that I'm hitting a lot of good shots and trust that I'll make some putts and just try to go shoot a number and not try to worry about it.

"But that's easier said than done." Mickelson fired a final-round 65 at Royal Troon and finished at 17-under par 267, good enough to win 141 prior British Opens but not that one as Sweden's Stenson fired a 63, matching the low round in major history, to finish on 20-under 264, setting a low-aggregate major and matching the all-time major sub-par mark. "We pushed each other to the limit, trading punches and blows all the way," Stenson said.

"We both wanted it badly and we performed so well because of each other. I'm just delighted I managed to win it.