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Mickelson Under Weather, Not Under Radar

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Phil Mickelson sounded terrible. His voice was hoarse, his nose was stuffy and even though he was on the other end of the telephone, you wanted to use nuclear-grade sanitizer, just in case.

And yet, through all the sounds of the gunk, Mickelson was able to convey his still-enormous enthusiasm for golf.

Mickelson, 42, is the biggest name in the field for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, which begins Thursday at three courses around La Quinta — the Palmer and Nicklaus courses at PGA West and...

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