(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson has downplayed suggestions that his win at Pebble Beach on Monday will have any bearing on his chances of completing the career grand slam when the U.S. Open is contested at the same venue in June.
On Monday, he matched Mark O'Meara's record of five Pebble Beach Pro-Am victories, adding to his previous successes in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012.
Inevitably, the question of the U.S. Open arose quickly.
However, Mickelson said Monday's win was irrelevant because the course will be completely different in June from the soggy, lush layout that greeted the players during the Californian winter.
Asked in a greenside interview what the performance did for his confidence, Mickelson said: "Absolutely nothing, because it's nothing like the course we'll see.
"I'm hitting drivers and trying to bomb it down there and hit wedges in (this week).
"The rough will be so different and the greens so firm it will be a whole different golf course but I'll deal with that in six months."
Mickelson is one of three players looking to complete their collection of all four majors this year.
Mickelson has come close, with six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar)