Lefty back on course and in gym


On Wednesday at the WGC-HSBC Champions Phil Mickelson said that the psoriatic arthritis that slowed him for much of the latter half of the summer is under control thanks to “good medicine.”

Lefty’s longtime physical trainer Sean Cochran echoed those comments, telling GolfChannel.com that since before the FedEx Cup Mickelson has returned to the gym and his normal workout regimen.

“From the U.S. Open to the PGA was tough sledding,” Cochran said. “But we’ve had three good weeks of training before he went to China.”

Cochran said Mickelson is on his normal in-season “maintenance program,” working out four times a week for about an hour and a half each day.

“It’s been a process to build back up to where he was (before the arthritis began the week before the U.S. Open),” Cochran said. “But his training now is on par to where he was before the U.S. Open.”

The HSBC Champions and next week’. Singapore Open will be Mickelson’s final events of 2010.