Friday, March 27, 2015   

(Golf) Mickelson tees off at Houston
(04-03 11:36)

Injured five-time major champion Phil Mickelson will tee it up in the US PGA Tour Houston Open this week, he said Wednesday, adding that it's his best chance to keep his Masters bid on track.
Mickelson withdrew from the Texas Open last week in the third round with a muscle strain in his back.
He flew home to California for treatment, then traveled to Augusta National to get in a couple of days of preparation.
The Masters is already without world number one Tiger Woods, who said Tuesday he would miss the event for the first time in his career after undergoing back surgery.
Mickelson, 43, is hoping he'll be fit for a run at a fourth Masters green jacket.
“I played nine holes today at Augusta and I felt pretty good,'' Mickelson said on Wednesday on his website, philmickelson.com.
He added that reports on Tuesday he had withdrawn from Wednesday's pro-am because of his injury were “inaccurate.’’
He said Houston Open officials had asked him “months ago'' to host a pro-am dinner on Thursday rather than playing in the pro-am and he had agreed.—AFP

   
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