Phil Mickelson's statement, released by his spokesman:


"I love Ridgewood.  It is a tremendous course and The Barclays has a great field.  I'm disappointed.  I'll try to get this thing worked out over the next five or six days before Boston.


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           Responding to the issue about anything he could put his finger on, he added, "I didn't ?? I didn't drive the ball very well.  I'm still working on it."