Phil Mickelson doesn’t consider heading to this yr’s U.S. Open with a win at Pebble Seaside already within the bag will increase his probabilities of finishing a long-awaited Grand Slam.
Veteran left-hander Mickelson began his remaining spherical of the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am on Sunday three pictures off the lead, however ended up sealing victory by as many strokes in a weather-delayed finale on Monday.
It offered the 48-year-old with a record-equalling fifth victory on the California hyperlinks course, which can host the third main of the yr in June.
Mickelson will seal a profession Grand Slam if he wins the U.S. Open, an occasion he has completed as runner-up at on six separate events.
Nonetheless, he doesn’t anticipate his newest win at Pebble Seaside being of a lot use on account of how completely different the situations might be.
“I actually do not suppose there’s any carry-over from right here to the U.S. Open. It is a completely completely different golf course. The greens might be agency, the tough might be excessive,” mentioned Mickelson after clinching his 44th PGA Tour title.
“Right here I am attempting to hit the ball so far as I can, not nervous an excessive amount of concerning the tough, balls plugging and we’re capable of clear it. There’s actually no carry-over apart from I simply actually take pleasure in this place and appear to play a few of my greatest golf right here, that is most likely about it.
“I’ve such nice reminiscences right here, I might love so as to add to it. Including to it this week, with the ability to have one other reminiscence, one other expertise right here at Pebble Seaside may be very particular to me. I might love nothing greater than so as to add to it 5 months from now, however that is to this point down the highway.
“All I am centered on is the Masters. This provides to my alternatives at Augusta and that is the place I am at proper now mentally.”
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— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) February 11, 2019
Increasing on why he felt his efficiency at Pebble Seaside boded properly for Augusta, the three-time Masters winner mentioned: “The 2 areas that it’s a must to be at your greatest to play properly at Augusta are you have to hit the ball lengthy and have a extremely good brief recreation and people have been two areas that have been very useful right here.
“My brief irons have been nice and I hit the ball a good distance and that is why I am optimistic heading into April.”