Mickelson sits at Ryder Cup for 1st time in 10 years: 'I want our team to win'

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Phil Mickelson woke up on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup with a different role for the first time in 10 years. He would be watching from the sidelines after struggling with Keegan Bradley in their four-ball and foursome matches Friday.

"I want our team to win, and whatever we have to do is all I care about," Mickelson told ESPN.

He'll play only three matches including the singles on Sunday morning, the fewest Ryder Cup matches he's played since 1995.

Joining Mickelson and Bradley as they walked the course Saturday was Webb Simpson.

Links courses are usually a strength for Mickelson, but Friday was not his day as captain Tom Watson can attest. 

"(Mickelson and Bradley) didn't perform all that well yesterday afternoon," Watson said. "They really wanted to go today. These are the best pairings for alternate shot."

While Mickelson watches from the sidelines, he'll certainly be studying for his singles match Sunday, a much more important focus for the U.S. team that remains a full point back after four-ball play on Saturday morning.

You can follow along live with the Ryder Cup here.

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