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Mickelson heads to Safeway, still riding high from Ryder Cup

  • Phil Mickelson follows his approach shot from the first fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Phil Mickelson follows his approach shot from the first fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson hits from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Phil Mickelson hits from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry follows his shot from the 14th fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry follows his shot from the 14th fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

Still riding an emotional high from the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson gets one last chance to win something for himself.

Mickelson is playing his final event of the year at the Safeway Open. It's the first time he's played a domestic PGA Tour event in the fall since the FedEx Cup began in 2007. His management company runs the tournament at Silverado Golf Resort.

Mickelson couldn't keep from gushing about the play of the Americans two weeks ago at Hazeltine. That included his 10-birdie performance in singles, which resulted in a halve with Sergio Garcia.

He says he still has plenty of energy left to try to win for the first time since 2013.

His only disappointment was Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the Safeway Open, where they were paired together.