Mickelson tees it up at the Genesis Open

Lefty ready to go for final event of West Coast Swing


The PGA TOUR has reached its final event of the opening west coast swing: The Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Phil Mickelson comes into this week playing some of his best golf-- he enters the event following back-to-back top-5 finishes, most recently a runner-up finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Mickelson started the final round of the AT&T five strokes back of the lead, but put the pressure on the leaders by carding a -5 (67) final round. Eventual champion Ted Potter Jr. pulled away from the rest of the field down the stretch, but Mickelson’s most recent play has him optimistic going into the Genesis this week.

“The scores are starting to come out, I’m able to get out of the mechanics and just start playing the round,” said Mickelson when discussing his recent play.

Riviera Country Club is a golf course in which Mickelson has had great success at in his career. He has four top-5 finishes there, including back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. Most recently in 2017, Mickelson made his first appearance back at Riviera since 2013, and finished T-34 overall.

Lefty will look to finish the opening west coast swing strong with a victory this week at the Genesis Open. Tournament play is set to begin Thursday from Riviera Country Club.

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