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Mickelson eager to play revised Pinehurst

The U.S. Open is coming to Pinehurst in June and Phil Mickelson is eager to play and test the changes made recently to the famed No. 2 course.

The problem for Mickelson, however, is he can’t get a tee time.

“I’ve tried to get down there three times now and the course has been booked (each time),” Mickelson said. “They won’t let me out there. So I don’t know when I’ll get down there.”

Mickelson was pressed on how a player of his stature wouldn’t be able to get on at Pinehurst.

“Well, I can, I just don’t want to go out with 200 people on the course and I usually go when it’s closed,” Mickelson said. “It will be closed a few weeks prior to the (Open) and I’ll go then.”

David Scott