Phil is having an off year, and that’s going to kill the Americans, who desperately need his veteran leadership. Wrong. Team USA supporters should feel optimistic precisely because Mickelson has done almost nothing in 2014. In the past, he’s gotten to this point in the season with little left to prove, but this year Mickelson has one last chance to salvage what has been an utterly forgettable 2014. He’s 44, but the Mickelson magic is still in there. Sometimes it just takes a big stage (like the PGA Championship, or the Ryder Cup) to bring it out.