Mickelson finishes strong in Houston


Is Phil Mickelson ready for the Masters?

His 1-under 71 Sunday to finish the Shell Houston Open at 2-under 286 – and well outside the top 25 – doesn't offer much promise. But a closer look does.

Mickelson's final-round scorecard reveals double bogeys at the fourth, seventh and 10th holes. However, he finished his tournament with six consecutive birdies [Nos. 11-16] and a pair of pars over his closing eight holes.