Mission Accomplished, For Now

Deutsche Bank Championship - Round Three

NORTON, Mass. (Sept. 1, 2014) – The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship was a good one for Phil Mickelson. Six birdies against two bogeys gave him a 67, and assured him of spot in the third round of the FedEx Playoffs, the BMW Championship, which begins Thursday in Denver. “I love playing at Read More…

Season On The Brink For Phil?

Deutsche Bank Championship - Round Two

Norton, Mass. (Aug. 31, 2014) – What’s left of his PGA Tour season, anyway. The top 70 players in the FedEx Playoffs points race advance this week to the third of four tournaments, the BMW Championship in Denver. The top 30 then go on to the Tour Championship. Phil Mickelson followed a Saturday 69 with Read More…

Feast Or Famine Indeed

Deutsche Bank Championship - Round One

Norwood, Mass. (Aug. 29, 2014) – There’s just not a lot Phil Mickelson could say about his first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Entering the second round of the FedExCup Playoffs he was in 57th position and needing to remain in the top 70 to advance to the BMW Championship next week in Denver. Read More…

Short Stay For Phil At The Barclays

The Barclays - Round Three

PARAMUS, NJ (Aug. 23, 2014) – The highlight of Phil Mickelson’s third round at Ridgewood Country Club came on the fifth hole. Friday his drive bounded off a cart path and ended up on the deck of the hospitality suite behind the narrow green and he made bogey. Today his drive bounded off the cart Read More…

Phil Lives To Play Another Day

The Barclays - Round Two

PARAMUS, NJ (Aug. 22, 2014) – The last thing Phil Mickelson said after shooting even par Thursday at The Barclays was, “If I can get it turned around and shoot a low score I can get right back in it.” He didn’t post a low number in the second round at Ridgewood Country Club, but Read More…

Surprising Start Or Phil In The Barclays

The Barclays - Round One

PARAMUS, NJ (Aug. 21, 2014) – The first round of The Barclays, itself the first round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, did not follow the plan Phil Mickelson had in mind, or his recent form. He had languished in the Fed Ex Cup standings through the year until his share of fourth place in the Read More…

Phil Looks Ahead After Taking 2nd In PGA Championship

PGA Championship - Final Round

LOUISVILLE (Aug. 10, 2014) – Early in the season, after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open with a bad back and before withdrawing from the Valero Texas Open with a sore oblique, Phil Mickelson said, “I’m going to struggle this year, but I’m going to have a real shot at winning the PGA. I mean, Read More…

Phil Gains No Ground But A Lot Of Confidence

PGA Championship - Round Three

Louisville (Aug. 9, 2014) – Maybe, just maybe, hitting fairways is overrated. Phil Mickelson missed the last five in the third round of the PGA Championship and played the holes four under par. That gave him a 10-under total and left him within three shots of Rory McIlroy’s lead, right where he started the day. Read More…

Phil Battles His Way Into “The Thick Of It”

PGA Championship - Round Two

Louisville (Aug. 8, 2014) – Phil Mickelson had birdied the short 14th hole and bogeyed the par-4 15th and still was gaining ground on the leaders in the second round of the PGA Championship. He was also running out of steam. On 16 his drive was left of the fairway. His managed to get his Read More…

Phil Finds His Game Again

PGA Championship - Round One

LOUISVILLE (AUG. 7, 2014) – Phil Mickelson was expecting a carryover from his Sunday round at the WGC-Bridgestone, his best scoring round of the season, a 62, even as he stood on the tenth tee, his first hole of the PGA Championship. “For the first time this year,” he said after the round, “I stood Read More…