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Mickelson earns rest at Presidents Cup

Updated: November 18, 2011, 8:36 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Citing the advancing years of one of his best players, Fred Couples decided to give Phil Mickelson some rest at the Presidents Cup.

The four-time major winner, who has played in every Presidents Cup since its inception in 1994 and is undefeated in his last 11 matches, including one Saturday morning, will get the afternoon off in Melbourne.

Mickelson is getting a break to be ready for Sunday's singles, despite going 3-0 in the competition and holing a long ...

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