Golf: Mickelson shrugs off injury concern before Masters
Published on Apr 4, 2014 6:14 AM
(REUTERS) - Phil Mickelson dispelled any lingering doubts about his health ahead of the Masters when he carded an impressive four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday.
A week before the start of the year's first major, Mickelson recorded four birdies during a bogey-free round in ideal morning conditions at the Golf Club of Houston.
Mickelson, a perennial contender at Augusta National, pulled out of the last week's Texas Open during the third round with a pulled abdominal muscle.
It was merely a precautionary decision, because the three-times Masters champion Mickelson was at Augusta National early this week for a practice round on his way to Houston.
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