Mickelson conceded that he deserved his finishing position and that Spieth was simply too strong.
“But the fact is, I would have taken 14 under at the start of the week. I would have been happy with that. I’ve played really well to shoot 14 under and I just simply got outplayed by a young player who just played some incredible golf.”
Finishing in second place means that Mickelson joins Tiger Woods in having top-five finishes in 11 Masters competitions, four short of Jack Nicklaus. On the other hand, Mickelson has only finished in the top five in two of his past 32 PGA Tour starts.
Now, with the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Competition and THE PLAYERS Championship just round the corner, and the U.S. Open not too far away, Mickelson is planning to spend some time fine-tuning his game.
This article was written by Christian Abbas, exclusively for ilovegolfdaily.com