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Time Is Running Out for Phil Mickelson

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LA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson is on the clock. In June, he will turn 42 years old. That’s getting up there in golf. Men who reach that age, with the exception of Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker, and the great Sam Snead decades ago, do not win a lot of golf tournaments. Things happen. The body breaks down. The mind wanders. It’s called growing old.

Which is why this season is so critical for Mickelson. He’s got a legacy to craft, and he can’t do it the way he has played the last two years, with two victories in 41 starts. He needs more wins, especially majors. Four majors is nothing to belittle &ndash Fred Couples and Davis Love III, two tremendous talents, have only one apiece – but Mickelson should have close to double that...

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