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Just when he thought he'd finally understood the unique nature of links golf, Phil Mickelson arrived at last year's British Open and missed the cut for the first time at a major in five years. ''I don't know what to say,'' Mickelson repeated as he prepared to leave Lytham two days earlier than expected. Fresh off another disappointment - a sixth second-place finish at the U.S. Open last month - the American is back for another go on a links course as he plays the Scottish Open starting Thursday, a week before the British Open at Muirfield. ''It's still a challenge for me, still not something I grew up doing, still something I'm trying to learn as I continue through my career,'' Mickelson said Wednesday. ''So I'm always cautiously optimistic.'' Any self-belief must be in short supply whenever he flies to Europe - he hasn't won here in 20 years, since a victory in a second-tier Challenge Tour event in Pari...
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