Johannesburg, Aug 21 ANI | 3 months ago

American golf ace Phil Mickelson, who is a five-times Major winner, is nearly done with a mostly disappointing season and has set his sights on 2015 and a campaign to realise a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics the following year.

Mickelson displayed signs of a revival with his rousing runner-up finish to Northern Irish golf ace Rory McILroy at the PGA Championship and said on Tuesday that his sights were already trained on Rio.

Mickelson said that he knows that he has made great strides this year in driving the golf ball, but added that it's been a terrible year for his wedge and short irons and that he has also had a very poor year putting, Sport24 reported.

The American said that he is actually more looking forward to 2015 and after these next few events, after the Ryder Cup, he would probably take the rest of the year off, work on his fitness, work on his golf game and really focus on 2015 because 2015 is when the points start accumulating really for the Olympics.

Mickelson said that he does not know why that's important to him, but it is. He added that he wants to be a 46-year-old Olympian, that's pretty cool.

So, he said that 2015 and 2016 are years he wants to really focus on and wants to make sure that he is ready again.

The 44-year-old has not won this season and is in danger of going without a PGA Tour victory for the first time in 11 years, the report added.

(Posted on 22-08-2014)

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