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January 26, 2012

Phil Mickelson


Q.  Obviously, this is foreign territory for you.  What went wrong?
PHIL MICKELSON:  I'm not sure.  I went in and had a good weekend, good final few rounds at the Hope.  I had some good days of practice and I was ready to play.  I don't know what happened, I just wasn't able to focus.
Obviously, I made some bad swings just in the wrong spots and so forth.  But I felt like my game was ready heading in, and I don't know what to say about the score because it was pathetic.

Q.  When you say you had difficulty focusing, any idea why?
PHIL MICKELSON:  No, I just wasn't‑‑ I just didn't put the ball where I wanted to and see it clearly.  I ended up making a lot of swings where I missed the ball in the wrong spot.

Q.  (Indiscernible) have you even thought about not going into the weekend?
PHIL MICKELSON:  I mean, there is an opportunity tomorrow to go really low over on the North if you play well.  I birdied 17.  I thought I had a birdie on 18, so I missed that little one there.  That would have gotten me to a point where I thought if I could have shot 6‑ or 7‑under par on the North, I'd at least get here for the weekend and build some momentum.
But it's a little disappointing that the first round here and the first round last week has been so poor, because I felt really ready and sharper than I have in a long time starting the year.  So to shoot those numbers, I don't get it.

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