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Mickelson eager to rediscover his best form

12th August 2017, 13:24 by Tom Hill

Phil Mickelson has admitted he must regain his focus after he failed to make the cut at the USPGA Championship on Friday.

Mickelson was hoping for a good weekend as he played in his 100th career major but he produced one of his worst performances to date at a major.

He could only produce rounds of 79 and 74 during the first two days at Quail Hollow and he eventually finished on 11 over par and outside the top 130.

The 47-year-old is still hoping to play in the Presidents Cup but he is 17th in the Team USA standings, with only the top 10 earning an automatic spot.

Captain Steve Stricker will select two captain's picks and Mickelson admits he must find his rhythm in his next few tournaments.

"I can play well in those, I have a chance to get on the team on my own. If I play well in them and don't make it, I have a chance to be a pick, but I've got to play well in them is the thing," he told reporters.

"I'm not searching, it's not like I'm hitting the ball crooked, I'm just hitting it in the wrong spots. I'm not really controlling my thought process, where I want the ball to go, and I'm not really focused out there. I'm having a tough time visualising the shots, controlling my thoughts and not letting it wander to what I don't want to have happen.

"I'm just losing focus on every shot, but I have a week to work on it and see if I can get it dialled in. I don't feel like I did two years ago where I'm searching for my game or I'm trying to find it or trying to strike it well. I have great practice sessions, driving it fine. I'm just not really focused when I'm out there."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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