Phil Mickelson teed it up on the Safeway Open in Napa this week and appeared sharp coming off that victory on the Presidents Cup.

He opened the 2017-18 season with again-to-again rounds of three-underneath sixty nine and shot four-beneath sixty eight in Spherical three to get himself inside 4 photographs of chief Tyler Duncan getting into Sunday.

Requested about his prospects of profitable once more on the PGA Tour, the forty seven-yr-previous made a daring assure.

“I’m going to win. It’s a matter of time,” Mickelson stated. “I don’t know if it’s (Sunday), I don’t know if it’s in China (at this month’s WGC-HSBC Champions), nevertheless it’s going to occur. It’s going to occur quickly as a result of I’m beginning to play nicely sufficient to do it.”

Not precisely Joe Namath earlier than Tremendous Bowl III, however robust phrases from the 5-time main winner.

Mickelson final gained on the 2013 British Open and has since recorded 5 runner-up or T-2 finishes, three at main championships. He had 5 prime-10 finishes final season, together with a T-6 eventually month’s Dell Applied sciences Championship, ending up No. 34 within the FedEx Cup standings.

The 2016-17 season wasn’t Mickelson’s most adorned, however it was some of the constant – He made the reduce in 20 begins for the primary time since 2011 and solely missed twice, on the British Open and PGA Championship.

“The shotmaking is again,” Mickelson stated. “The putter is strong inside 10 ft once more and my brief recreation’s fairly straightforward to determine. So I’m enjoying nicely sufficient to attain. Like I stated, I don’t know if (I’ll win Sunday), nevertheless it’s going to be quickly.”

Keep tuned.