Phil Mickelson is confident of putting together another strong showing when the PGA Tour heads to the Genesis Open on Thursday.

Mickelson exicted for Riviera test

Mickelson exicted for Riviera test

The American has been in decent form this year and he followed up a joint-fifth finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a tie for second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last weekend.

Many positives have been taken from the past two tournaments and there are suggestions the 47-year-old could be on the verge of winning his first title since triumphing in the 2013 Open at Muirfield.

Mickelson, who is aiming to be part of USA's Ryder Cup team for the 12th time this year, is part of a strong field for the event at Riviera and he is feeling optimistic of ending up on top.

'Riviera is a great ball-striker's golf course,' he told reporters. 'And if you drive it well there, the second shot is where Riviera thrives and challenges you.

'And I'm driving it as well as I have in a long time and if I continue to strike it the way I have, it's going to be another good week. And I can't wait to get started.'


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