AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 07: Phil Mickelson of the United States walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, GA – Phil Mickelson is within striking distance at the Masters and he says he enters play this weekend with a lot of confidence and peace of mind.

“As much as we’d all like to just focus on golf and fans might think we don’t have much else happening in our lives,” said Mickelson, “the fact of the matter is that we are people just like everyone else that have life things going on off the course, as well.”

But after a Thursday and Friday that he described as “difficult” due to the stock market falling below its Wednesday highs, Mickelson said he was able to secure millions of dollars for himself with a late trade on Friday before the close.

“A friend of mine who is a CEO of a Fortune 500 company gave me a great tip and let’s just say I did very well after acting on that tip,” he said. “It’s pretty easy to shake off a three-putt when you earn $3 million with the click of a button.”

Knowing that he has already earned more than he could win at the Masters this week, Mickelson said he can now go all out on the course.

“The markets don’t open again until Monday,” he said. “It will be a nice change to just focus on golf for a couple days. At the same time, a lot of corporate big wigs are here, so I’ll definitely keep my ears open.”

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