Lefty excited about 2010 prospects

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Phil Mickelson, Sunday’s come-from-behind Tour Championship winner, says he is excited about his prospects in 2010.

Phil Mickelson, Sunday’s come-from-behind Tour Championship winner, says he is excited about his prospects in 2010.
Mickelson will team up with Tiger Woods and his fellow Americans for the President’s Cup against the International team at Harding Park in San Francisco in two weeks time, but he is already looking ahead in anticipation to a better 2010 season after a year in which he took time off in mid-season following the diagnoses of breast cancer for both his wife Amy and his mother.
“I’m excited to get 2009 behind me on a high note and I’m looking forward to 2010,” he said.
“I’m excited about this off-season, to be able to spend more time doing fun things, vacations, what have you, with Amy and the kids, and I’m excited about where my golf game is headed in that I know where my long game is headed with Butch (Harmon’s) guidance, and I know where my short game is headed with both Daves’ (Stockton and Pelz) guidance, and I’m excited about what 2010 could bring.”
For his part, Woods said he was also looking forward to facing a revitalised Mickelson over the next 12 months.
“Why wouldn’t you?” Woods said of his long-time rival.
“If you look at my career so far, I’ve had probably three main guys I’ve played against since the inception of my career, Phil, Ernie (Els) and Vijay (Singh), where we’ve gone at it consistently throughout my 13 years out here.
“So certainly I would love to go at it again with him. We’ve had certain runs where we’ve battled a lot, and I think with those three main guys I’ve been consistent throughout my entire career.
“It’s been a lot of fun. That’s kind of been my generation of guys to deal with for over a decade.”

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