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2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 2012: Phil Mickelson Refocused On Golf

With the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational set to begin on Thursday, Phil Mickelson will look to put a couple of rough months behind him and find his stride at the tournament.

After a stretch of uninspired play, Mickelson stated that lethargy and a lack of focus was the reason his game had been so poor. In interviews leading up to the WGC, Mickelson says that he is refocused on golf and expects to post improved scores this weekend in Akron.

Via SB Nation:

"This last week was a great week for me practice‑wise. I feel like my game has really made a turn," Mickelson told reporters gathered at Bethpage State Park ahead of next month's kick-off to the 2012 FedEx Cup playoff season, The Barclays.

Speaking by phone, Mickelson conceded he would have to wait to "post a number" at Firestone Country Club before pronouncing his game fit, but he sounded confident that it was on an upswing.

"The proof in golf is always in the score," Mickelson said, "but I feel much, much better about my game than I did just a week ago at the British Open."

Mickelson has missed the cut at his last two PGA Tour starts.

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