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Scottsdale return excites Mickelson

31st January 2019, 00:08 by Michael Holland

Phil Mickelson has high hopes heading into the Waste Management Phoenix Open as he targets his 50th professional win.

Mickelson will make his 30th start at TPC Scottsdale in a tournament he has already won on three occasions, and he is hoping to make it four this week.

Trophies have been few and far between in recent years but Mickelson ended a four-and-a-half year drought in Mexico last season and says he has been happy with his form so far this year.

"It's just amazing how many great memories I have when I come back and play here," said Mickelson at his pre-tournament press conference. "What a great feeling I experience with the crowd, it's a special place. I just can't believe that it's been 30 years, it just has gone by so fast.

"I've had a good week it this past week getting ready and hopefully I'll build on the Palm Springs performance and play well here, because there's no better exciting experience than coming down the stretch here at TPC Scottsdale with the crowd here with a chance to win. Being in contention is so much fun, I'm just hoping to give myself a chance.

"I'm fortunate and appreciative that I've won here three times, but I always wanted to win it.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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