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Mickelson: Game 'feels good' after early prep last week at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Returning to a major at Bethpage State Park for the first time in nearly a decade, Phil Mickelson got his PGA Championship prep started a little early.

Mickelson saw the Black Course during playoff events in both 2012 and 2016, but he decided to fly to New York last week for three days of preparation in advance of this week’s major championship. It was a scouting trip reminiscent of one he might make to Augusta National in advance of the Masters each spring, and it helped the 48-year-old build a strategy as he looks to lift the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time.