Phil’s Wild Ride Continues

143rd Open Championship - Round Two

July 18, 2014 – Phil Mickelson’s defense of his British Open title has been an adventure. Fellow competitor Ernie Els’ drive left of the first fairway Thursday at Royal Liverpool struck a spectator. When the group arrived at the scene the man was covered in blood. Despite Phil’s attempt to calm an obviously shaken Els Read More…

Mickelson and His Caddie, Jim Mackay, Unusual Bond

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By KAREN CROUSE | NYTIMES.COM ABERDEEN, Scotland — The golfer and the caddie were on a bucket-list course thousands of miles from home, two friends bonding over their shared affinity for the game and for competition. A couple of years in planning, the outing, between Phil Mickelson and Jim Mackay, finally took place last week, the two Read More…

Phil Readies Defense of Two Treasured Titles

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July 9, 2014 – Phil Mickelson opens his defense of last year’s Scottish double Thursday in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Fresh off a family vacation spent touring the Greek isles and historical sites, he and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay have toured the links at Aberdeen Golf Club for a couple of days in Read More…

Phil Still Looking Ahead

U.S. Open - Round Three

PINEHURST, NC (June 14, 2014) – When Phil Mickelson starts a round 13 shots off the lead, as he did Saturday at Pinehurst, he’s not looking for small victories. He’s looking for ways to make up ground, this case, in the third round of the U.S. Open, a lot of it. On a tough day Read More…

Phil: “I’ll Know I’ll Have More Chances”

U.S. Open - Final Round

PINEURST, NC (June 15, 2014) – This U.S. Open was Phil Mickelson’s first chance to close out his career major grand slam. He knew it and talked about it Tuesday. The public knew about it and fans at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club and across he country were supportive. So afterward his final round Sunday Read More…

Putting Frustration Mounts For Phil

U.S. Open - Round Two

PINEHURST, NC (June 13, 2014) – Phil Mickelson had a plan and confidence going into this U.S. Open at Pinehurst. He was going to use drive off the tee to shorten the course. He felt he could play from waste areas lining the fairways and could get up-and-down from generous chipping areas around the greens. Read More…

Par Is Good In The Open, Right?

U.S. Open - Round One

PINEHURST, N.C. (June 12, 2014) – Phil Mickelson had a chance to separate himself from the pack on the first day of the U.S. Open but dropped a couple of shots in his last four holes and settled for an even-par 70 round. He went off No. 10 early with defending champion Justin Rose (72) Read More…

Going For The Gold At The Pinehurst Open

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

PINEHURST, NC (June 10, 2014) – Phil Mickelson returned to Pinehurst today for his 24th try at the U.S. Open. He has finished second in the events record six times, the first of those coming here in 1999. “The biggest thing for me is that I look at those close calls as a positive sign Read More…

Disappointed About Memphis, Excited About Pinehurst

FedEx St. Jude Classic - Round Two

  MEMPHIS (June 8, 2014) – After the FedEx St. Jude Classic pro-am Wednesday Phil Mickelson described what he needed to see to gain some confidence heading into this week’s U.S. Open. “I need to finish off the round,” he said. “I don’t feel the parts are off but the score has been . . Read More…

Phil’s Off To Memphis Via Pinehurst

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance - Final Round

COLUMBUS, OH (June 1, 2014) — After finishing in a six-way tie for 49th place in the Memorial Tournament at seven over par – playing the 24 par-5s just six under par and the last three holes at Muirfield Village Golf Club nine-over – Phil packed up and headed to North Carolina for two days of Read More…