Phil Mickelson’s goal is to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team as a player, but he acknowledged Thursday, for the first time publicly, that “of course” he would accept an assistant-captain role if asked.
An opening 4-under 68 at the BMW Championship left Mickelson work to do if he wants to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship and make one final impression for Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker.

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