Mickelson glad to be back in N.E.

The 2007 Deutsche Bank champion says course is one of his favorites

Updated: September 1, 2011, 10:06 PM ET
By Tom Lakin | Special to ESPNBoston.com

NORTON, Mass. -- Belly putter or no belly putter, one thing is clear heading into the first round of this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship: Phil Mickelson is ready for some New England golf. Talking to the media Thursday following an early pro-am round, the 41-year-old lefty, who has battled arthritis and bulging scorecards of late, said he is happy to be back at TPC Boston, where he won in 2007.

"This is one of my favorite courses we play all year," Mickelson said. "I think ...

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