Mickelson hopes to end winless drought at Quail Hollow


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After missing the cut last week at The Players Phil Mickelson reflected on the difficulty of TPC Sawgrass.

“I can’t believe I’ve actually won here,” he said last Friday.

On Wednesday, Mickelson couldn’t help but notice the paradox between his record on the Stadium Course, where he won in 2007, and at Quail Hollow, where in 11 tries he’s never found the winner’s circle.

“The irony of the situation, I’ve actually won at Sawgrass, which is just unbelievable,” he said after the pro-am at the Wells Fargo Championship. “I feel like I don’t have to be perfect here to still score well ... It’s such a perfectly suited golf course for me.”

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Mickelson finished runner-up at Quail Hollow in 2010 and has seven top-10 finishes in Charlotte.

Still, Lefty’s play this year hasn’t exactly been championship ready.

In nine starts, he has a single top-10 finish (runner-up at the Masters) and already has three missed cuts, matching his total for each of his last three seasons.

“I feel like my game is really pretty sharp even though the scores haven’t quite been there, and I feel like it’s close to turning around,” Mickelson said.