Q. Depending how you do this week, will that determine your schedule for the rest of the year?
PHIL MICKELSON: My schedule for the rest of the year is really up in the air. I know for sure I'm playing Canada, and I'm playing the World Golf Championships in Ireland and the Ryder Cup. After that, I don't know what I'm playing. I may be done or I may play four times.
It depends how I feel. You're right, the Money List is a factor, but the tournaments I'm looking at are after the Tour. Do I want to play the World Cup? Do I want to play Tiger's tournament? Do I want to play the Skins Game? I don't know. I keep holding everybody off. I just don't know. A lot of it will just depend how I feel.
Q. East Lake is not definite for you?
PHIL MICKELSON: I would not say it's 100%, but I would say there's a very good chance I'll play. I like the golf course. I like the tournament, but it just depends. Again, I may pack it in after the Ryder Cup or I may play four times. I just don't know.
Q. So you'll play THE TOUR Championship if you don't have any pressing matters at home?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, I do feel obligated to play, but, if I'm not going to be able to play my best or if I haven't been practicing and I'm not prepared, it is not in my best interests to play.
Q. Do you like the way this course sets up for you?
PHIL MICKELSON: Yes, I do. I really do like it. I really like the greens -- the pins are tucked and it creates a bowl effect. What happens is it gives you a better chance to get it close to the hole. But if you miss the green, it's a tough up-and-down and the lob shot is really effective here, because of that bowl effect.
So I really like the way the course sets up because I can attack a lot of pins, and if I miss it, I feel like I have a good chance to get up-and-down and some others might have a tough time.
Q. How did you play the second hole?
PHIL MICKELSON: I hit a driver and 4-iron to 15 feet and made it for eagle.
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