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Mickelson brings experience and emotion to Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson studied the line of the putt from both sides, and then he stood over an imaginary golf ball about halfway to the hole and gently swung his putter to make sure he had the right read. And it wasn't even his shot. "The first part is going to slide to the right," he told Presidents Cup rookie Chris Kirk, "and then it's going to try to move back to the left." Kirk narrowly missed the putt, and Mickelson winced. This was more than just one of his money games on a Tuesday at a big event. Mickelson had yet another rookie under his wing, relishing in his role as the guy who has played the Presidents Cup as many times as the U.S. captain (Jay Haas)...