Not thrown for a Loupe: Louisiana rookie finally sees progress at Pebble

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Phil Mickelson, left, talks with former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice while walking up the 12th fairway of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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"I really just stick to the plan and I know that my group is good. I have 100 percent trust in my swing coach, my family, my trainer," he said. "I guess when you're in those ruts, I just kept telling myself, 'You're supposed to be here, you're going to play good, just keep playing.' This is just one round, guys, but I feel good.

"I did miss a few cuts coming into Sawgrass and played good," he said of the week that secured his card in the Web.com finals. "And I just knew that I could do it again. Would I like to play more consistently? Yes. But I just want to keep this rolling."

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