Q. You come out here having not finished way you wanted to last Sunday, how driven were you to get out here and have another go at it?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, I've wanted to play well here because it's been a tournament that in the past I have not played my best, and I feel like I've tried to prepare mentally, as well as physically for this event, much like the 2000 TOUR Championship, because in the 2000 TOUR Championship, up until that point, I had not ever had a good finish in that event, for whatever reason, so I really tried to focus in on that tournament and I'm trying to do the same with this year's PLAYERS Championship because I've not finished in the Top-10 here. I feel like it's a golf course suited to my game, but I just have not performed well.
So I certainly feel confident with a good start, but this is a tournament that means a lot to me, especially given the past that I've had here.
Q. Played Augusta yesterday, did it seem especially different or especially long to you?
PHIL MICKELSON: I thought it was tremendous. I was actually expecting a lot more change in the visuals off the tees, but they look the same. Had I not played last year and known the changes, I would not even have known that anything happened. It looks fantastic; like it's been there forever. The holes certainly played more difficult, but visually they look identical, so I was pretty impressed with how they did it.
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