Phil Mickelson believes he can once again challenge the game’s best players after rediscovering his confidence on the putting greens.
The left-hander has struggled with his putter over the last 12 months but stormed to victory in February’s Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and is 12/1 with bookmaker to triumph at this week’s WGC Cadillac Championship.
Mickelson told Reuters: “I’m just glad to be back in the mix. I’m glad to be back playing well again and to be not just executing in practice but executing back out on tour. That just feels good, to be making putts again.
“This year is different for me for one simple reason – my putter is back. I hit the ball great the last couple of years and this year I can roll it again and it feels terrific.”
Mickelson will face an extremely strong field at Doral’s Blue Monster course, lining up against new world number one Rory McIlroy as well as his predecessor Luke Donald and an in-form Tiger Woods.