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“I think it helps me because this is a tournament where, if you look at my game from 20,000 feet, you’d say, `Well, that’s probably not the best setup for the way he likes to play,” Mickelson said. “And yet five times I’ve had opportunities, I’ve come close. Could have, should have won a few of those.

“And it gives me the belief that I can compete and be in contention on Sunday in this tournament.”