Q. Phil, you made an interesting prediction early in the year when you said Annika may finish 20th in Colonial, a few months later what are your thoughts now?
PHIL MICKELSON: I'm not sure. I still think it's a perfect course for her. I still think that her game will -- her patience that she exercises will allow her to play well and make the cut. Guy Yokum pointed out an interesting point. I'm not sure how I feel. He pointed out that in the U.S. Open when the women's Open was played at Colonial, 1-under par won at a par 71. So that meant that 3 over would have been the winning score. And then you have to take on another 630 yards, I think, from what they played. It was something like that. And that made me doubt it a little bit. But on the other hand, I don't think Annika played in that U.S. Open, and I think that we have had some astronomical leaps in equipment that have made all players better and I think she makes the cut. I'm obviously in the minority. A lot of people are saying she won't, but I think she will. The course couldn't be set up better for her. The holes dog-leg at 260, 270. Most guys have to hit two or three irons, she will be able to hit whatever club she needs to. It will be like 18 par-3s. I don't think the length will be as big a factor as people think.
Q. Have you been surprised to hear some of the recent criticism of her playing? Do you think that's prevalent?
PHIL MICKELSON: I was surprised actually. I didn't realize that that was the case.
Q. Why do you think there has been so much dissent?
PHIL MICKELSON: I don't know.
TODD BUDNICK: Go through your card, Phil.
Q. I didn't know if you heard, Michelle playing a Nationwide event?
PHIL MICKELSON: I heard today.
Q. Do you feel some time in the future, 10, 15,20 years from now a woman could possibly compete out here?
PHIL MICKELSON: Yes, absolutely. My opinions have always been different. I have always had different opinions than just the main stream. I like to think that I have independent thoughts but the PGA TOUR in my mind has never been the men's PGA TOUR. It has been the TOUR of the best players in the world regardless of race, and regardless of gender. And if there is a female that is good enough to compete out here, I've got no problem with her doing it. I think she should do it. There is a lot more money out here than there is on the LPGA and I think if she wants to do really well she should come out and play.
So my thought process is apparently in the minority again, but I have a hard time understanding the other side of it.
Q. Have you ever seen her play?
PHIL MICKELSON: I have not.
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