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Phil Mickelson is optimistic about his future in the game and still believes his best years are ahead of him.

Phil Mickelson is optimistic about his future in the game and still believes his best years are ahead of him.

The three-time Masters champion, who has had a solid year with one victory at the Shell Houston Open and several top-10 finishes, doesn’t believe the new generation of golfers are unbeatable by any means.

Players like US Open champ Rory McIlroy, Americans Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley, and Masters champ Charl Schwartzel seem to indicate that there is a changing of the guard afoot, but Mickelson doesn’t think so yet.

“As good as these young players are, there are glaring weaknesses in their games,” said the 41-year-old.

“I feel being able to work with top-notch instruction and have the practice really apply to my performance, that some of my best years are coming.

“Next year could be one of the best years in my career. I feel like there aren’t any limitations,” added Mickelson, recently switched to a belly putter after struggling on the greens.

“I struck the ball better this year than I think I have any year but my putting hasn’t been good,” he added. “I’ve got to refocus on my short game and putting, but I feel that’s turning around.”

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