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Mickelson searching for first WGC victory

Originally Published: July 31, 2008
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

AKRON, Ohio -- Sometimes, it is easy to forget that Phil Mickelson was an accomplished, marquee player well before Tiger Woods became a pro. He even won a tournament here at the Firestone Country Club before Woods turned it into his personal stomping ground.

So with Woods sidelined until at least the end of the 2008 season, it has been noted with some frequency that this period presents a great opportunity for Mickelson -- the No. 2 player in the world -- to make some noise with no ...

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