Phil Mickelson has spent the past month trying to get over the Americans' shocking defeat in the Ryder Cup, which he calls ''one of the biggest lows of my career.''
Playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup in the HSBC Champions starting on Thursday at Mission Hills, Mickelson says it will likely take him far longer to forget what happened in Medinah.
''I think the first two weeks following the Ryder Cup was a really tough low, one of the biggest lows of my career,'' he says. ''It was one of the biggest disappointments that I've had to deal with.
''That disappointment will last a lot longer than a month. I still feel disappointment from it. I still feel that over the next two years, we'll still have the same disappointment from not winning this year's Ryder Cup.''
Mickelson lost to Justin Rose in the turning point of the competition on the last day, as the U.S. blew a six-point lead and lost by one.