Phil Mickelson defeated J.B. Holmes in the third round of play at the WGC Dell Technologies Match play to advance to the sweet sixteen of the tournament. Mickelson commented that he felt good about his game, particularly his driving and putting.
“I think that although each match I’ve hit one or two bad drives, I’ve driven the ball well. From the fairway, I’ve been able to utilize my iron play and hit some good iron shots.”
“The other thing too is that I’ve become much more efficient or much improved in the last two years inside six, eight feet with my putter. I have not let shots like that go. For instance, No. 12 today against J.B. Its a four and a half footer, little bit of turn right to left. I’m rolling those in consistently now and I think that’s been a real factor in my play this week.
When asked why he was putting better he commented “A lot of work, a lot of hard work. I spent hours and hours working on it the last few years.”