Phil Mickelson hopeful of place at 2016 Olympics

Phil Mickelson during the final round of the US PGA on August 10, 2014
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Phil Mickelson reveals that securing a spot at the 2016 Olympics is high on his list of targets.

Phil Mickelson has admitted that one of his priorities over the next couple of years will be to secure a spot in Team USA for the 2016 Olympics.

Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, and Mickelson claims that securing a place in Rio de Janeiro will be a big target alongside his commitments on the PGA Tour.

"I don't know why it's so important to me but it is," the five-time Major champion told reporters. "I want to be a 46-year-old Olympian.

"So 2015 and 2016 are years I want to really focus on and I want to make sure I'm ready again."

Mickelson is competing at the Barclays in New Jersey this week.

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