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Mickelson: I Can 'Light Up' Augusta by Being More Aggressive

Mickelson: I Can 'Light Up' Augusta by Being More Aggressive

Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters winner, shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the Masters and said he will go for broke and be more aggressive in the days ahead. 

“I can’t wait to get back on the course, I feel like I can light it up,” Mickelson said.

He said he respected the golf course too much on Thursday and played too conservatively, which is uncharacteristic of him. 

He said he needed to “attack the pins because the ball is just sticking,” and emphasized that, “tomorrow, I am going to do that.” 

Mickelson is not known for his conservative play, but said he tried to not lose the tournament on Thursday, and insisted that mindset will change as soon as he takes out his clubs on Friday. 

He has a morning tee time tomorrow, and the course may be primed for some low numbers before the winds pick up later in the afternoon. 

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