February 4, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Phoenix Open, again flirting with history in a dominating four-day run at TPC Scottsdale. Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 28-under 256, 2 strokes off the PGA Tour record of 254 set by Tommy Armour III in the 2003 Texas Open. Mickelson missed a chance for a 59 in the first round when his 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole caught the right edge of the cup and stayed out. He settled for a 60 and followed with rounds of 65 and 64 to take a 6-stroke lead into the final round.
June 12, 2013
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament at Merion . THE ASSIGNMENT was concise when it was handed to me last week, stating: Cooney - Mickelson. The day at Merion Golf Club would apparently be a simple one, which would include following the world's No. 10 player, Phil Mickelson, through a practice round, asking a few questions at a news conference, probably watching some other players and then writing a story about Lefty's preparation and mindset and all the other subjects that appear more important to golfers than other professional athletes.
September 26, 2012 |
MEDINAH, Ill. - No other trio of American golfers has qualified for more consecutive Ryder Cup teams than Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk. Collectively, they have won 146 official tournaments around the world, including 19 majors. That only makes their Ryder Cup record look all the more inferior. They have been the core of the U.S. team since 1997 at Valderrama, where they combined for a 3-6-1 record as the United States lost the cup. Perhaps it was a sign of what was to come.
September 30, 2012 |
MEDINAH, Ill. - Keegan Bradley made Friday at the Ryder Cup feel like the best day of his life, and it wasn't too shabby for the rest of the Americans. Bradley led a strong performance by rookies on both teams at Medinah by teaming with Phil Mickelson for two wins against Europe's best two partnerships. Even with Tiger Woods getting shut out on opening day for the fourth time, the United States took a big step toward regaining the cup by taking a 5-3 lead. Leading the way was Bradley, the former PGA champion whom Mickelson took under his wing last year for a series of money games at the majors to prepare the New England kid for moments like this.
June 18, 2010 |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. ? The top two players in the world couldn't come up with a single birdie between them Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Open at the sun-drenched Pebble Beach Golf Links. But while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson struggled to make putts, birdies were no problem for Shaun Micheel (No. 200 in the world) and Brandon De Jonge (No. 169), who joined Paul Casey (No. 9) in a tie for the lead after the opening 18. Playing in the afternoon, when the course was firmer and faster, the three pacesetters each carded 2-under-par rounds of 69. Micheel and Casey birdied the 18th hole to share the top spot, while De Jonge got there with the help of a pitch that fell for an eagle at the par-5 14th.
June 14, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Phil Mickelson admits that he's had problems this year with "mental lethargy" while starting out in golf tournaments, an issue that would have him climbing a steep mountain should it strike in Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open. But Mickelson feels no sign of sluggishness on the horizon this week. That's because he is teeing off with Tiger Woods and Masters champion Bubba Watson in the featured Open grouping of Thursday morning at the Olympic Club. When Mickelson arrives for his 7:33 a.m. (10:33 a.m. in Philadelphia)
June 17, 2010 |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - An accurate illustration of heartbreak in golf can be traced to Phil Mickelson and his five runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open. There was the excitement of his second-place showing at the 1999 Open at Pinehurst, where he was disappointed to lose on Payne Stewart's 20-foot par putt on the last hole, then elated over the birth of his first child the next day. There was the bitter taste of blowing the lead in 2006 going into the 72d hole at Winged Foot.
April 12, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The air of madness, of tinkering and tampering and seeking an advantage, has been replaced with an air of desperation. Phil Mickelson asked Callaway to create a special driving wood for him. He will use a SuperStroke putter grip, one of those jumbo sleeves used by K.J. Choi, which feels like a baseball bat and is designed to minimize hand action. Watching Mickelson putt with a jumbo grip is like watching Baryshnikov dance with a knee brace. He put the grip on a white-and-black half-mallet, an inelegant concession next to his usual cool, black putter head.
February 3, 2013
In front of 179,022 - the largest crowd in golf history - Phil Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under 64 and a 6-stroke lead at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday. Mickelson has led after each round, opening with a 60 and shooting a 65 on Friday. He fell a stroke short of the PGA Tour record for the first 54 holes, and matched the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001. In the United Arab Emirates, Stephen Gallacher shot a 10-under 62 to take a 3-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, finishing with a 21-under 195 over three rounds to break Tiger Woods ' 2001 tournament record by a stroke.
June 18, 2009 |
Usually, when Phil Mickelson tees off in any tournament on the PGA Tour, Amy Mickelson is there to join in the applause and walk all 18 holes, providing love and encouragement. Today, however, Amy Mickelson will be missing from behind the ropes when the throaty New York throng with its deafening applause welcomes her husband to the 10th tee for his start at the U.S. Open, on the Black course of Bethpage State Park. The breast cancer of Amy Mickelson, a mother of three and the leader of her husband's support network, was diagnosed last month.