Phil Mickelson is friends again with his flatstick.
After an on-and-off relationship the last three or four years, Mickelson, the worldís No. 5, said heís putting as well as he ever has.
When asked about his struggles on links courses, Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart last week, said: ďThe common thread is, I believe, is more on the greens than anything. Iíve not putted these greens well with these little subtle nuances and rolls with the crosswinds that come into play as well as the strong blades of fescue grass.
ďBut Iím really optimistic about this week and going forward because Iím starting to putt as well as I ever have. I putted great last week and more than that, Iíve putted well now for months.
ď(I) kind of found the secret to my own putting and what I need to do to putt well...hopefully that one common thread thatís given me problems here (on links courses), I hopefully have solved.Ē
Mickelson was asked a couple of other questions including one about his putting secret, which he didnít answer.
ďI tried to skip over that because Iím not going to discuss it,Ē he said. ďI feel that Iíve kind of keyed in on something and I donít really want to share.Ē
Weíll see as the week unfolds at Muirfield if heís really onto something here.