Will Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods rivalry finally emerge at The Memorial
Released on = May 31, 2007, 11:40 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, The Memorial, PGA Tour, FedEx Cup, Muirfield Village
Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services, Golf Publisher Syndications
With his swing changes still a work in progress, Phil Mickelson insists that one of the last things on his mind right now is chasing down Tiger Woods\' No. 1 ranking.
\"That hasn\'t been my focus,\" Mickelson told reporters Wednesday. \"Look, I\'m just trying to drive the golf ball better. I feel like if I can drive it better and get the ball in play, I have a chance to make birdies from the fairway. That\'s where I\'m at.
\"It\'ll take a while for me to get to where I feel comfortable with the changes and get them all implemented, and it\'ll certainly be a while before anybody has a realistic chance at taking on Tiger because of the success that he\'s had.\"
Mickelson, currently second to Woods on the PGA Tour in both earnings and FedEx Cup points, is among 26 of the FedEx Cup top 30 set to play The Memorial. The $6 million event hosted by Jack Nicklaus opens today at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
Regardless of the state of Mickelson\'s game, fans and media alike continue to clamor for a full-fledged rivalry to develop between him and Woods. On Wednesday Mickelson again found himself answering questions about comparisons between him and Woods.
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May 31, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.