Mickelson in good spirits

Phil Mickelson hopes to carry his form from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational into the PGA Championship this week.

Mickelson scored 71, 73, and 69 in the first three rounds at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, but found form on the final day to shoot an eight-under-par 62.

“It’s a really good thing to get that momentum from one round,” Mickelson told Sportal.co.nz.

“You don’t want to put too much emphasis on just one round, but the way the pieces fell together (on Sunday), I started to roll the ball well, and wedge plays started to get good, short irons got better and just really two days prior it was horrific.

“It was an important day for me to get some momentum.”

The American left-hander headed into the fourth day at the Firestone Country Club in a tie for 44th position, but ten birdies in his final round saw him finish tied for 15th on the leaderboard.

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods were paired with Mickelson, but a back injury means Woods may not take part.

Woods has been given until ten minutes before the start of the Championship to confirm his participation.