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Phil Mickelson ready to play Houston Open as a tuneup to Masters

Phil Mickelson ready to play Houston Open as a tuneup to Masters

HUMBLE, Texas -- Phil Mickelson has never shied away from suspense, though it's usually limited to his play. The four-time major winner, who withdrew from last week's Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side, waited as long as possible to end the guessing about whether he would play this week ahead of the Masters. Mickelson finally announced his intentions to indeed play at this week's Houston Open on Wednesday afternoon through a post on his website. The decision came after two days of “light practice” at Augusta National, where Mickelson said his side “felt sore as opposed to hurting.” “I feel that to give myself the best chance...

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