Phil Mickelson Hits Backward Wedge Shot in Scottish Open Practice Round
With Phil Mickelson, sometimes it’s more fun to watch his practice rounds then his tournament rounds. For one, he’s often involved in money matches with Dustin Johnson or Keegan Bradley that would equal the purses of early-season PGA Tour events. Another reason is that you’ll see some amazing short-game shots, like this one he hit this week at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club as he prepared for his Scottish Open defense this week.
Mickelson has yet to finish in the top 10 this season, but in Scotland this week he sounded positive about the second-half of his season — in which he’ll defend his British Open title — and in the years ahead — in which he hopes to win multiple majors and play in the 2016 Olympics.
“I’ll start getting ready for Hoylake and I’m optimistic about the end of the year,” Mickelson said after his first attempt to complete the career grand slam saw him finish 28th at Pinehurst last month. “But I’m excited about the coming years, too. I think that this year has been a great learning year for me as far as certain areas of my game, but I haven’t quite peaked with them yet. But I feel like I actually learned a few things and picked up some things for the coming years.”