Rory McIlroy: Tiger And Phil Are "Into The Back Nine Of Their Careers"

The Tour Championship begins today, and it's the first time since 1992 that neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson qualified. We are, by any reasonable observer, toward the tail-end of a generational torch-passing at the top. The world's No. 1 certainly qualifies as a reasonable observer. » 9/11/14 2:17pm Thursday 2:17pm

Phil Mickelson Hits Into Hospitality Area For Second Day In A Row

Phil Mickelson hit a shot into the hospitality area of the par-4 fifth hole at The Barclay's yesterday and he did it again today. Both times he actually hit a nearby cart path and the ball bounced up into the tent area. Both times he was able to hit it off the astroturfed section without taking a drop. » 8/23/14 2:13pm 8/23/14 2:13pm

Phil Mickelson Had One Of The All-Time Great Comebacks

"I'm playing the best I've ever played," Phil Mickelson said after winning his first Claret Jug, and maybe that's true, maybe it was a back nine, or a weekend, or a season of especially inspired golf. But Mickelson's run—four birdies on the final six holes, as the rest of the leaderboard stumbled trying to keep his… » 7/22/13 9:14am 7/22/13 9:14am

Phil Mickelson Eagled 10 To (Momentarily) Regain The Lead At U.S. Open

It's felt like the entire field has crumpled at the same time during the final round of the U.S. Open today at Merion. Luke Donald went from hitting out of the water to hitting out of the sand. Rory McIlroy broke a club and while it looked like perpetual sad-sack Jason Dufner was going to make a push for a second… » 6/16/13 5:57pm 6/16/13 5:57pm

Phil Mickelson Came Thisclose To Shooting A 59 Today

This is sort of agonizing. On the last hole of the Phoenix Open today, this birdie putt lipped out for Phil Mickelson. Had he holed it, he would have shot a 59, which is golf's answer to baseball's .400, i.e. the outer bound of human ability. Only five golfers have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour. Mickelson said after his… » 1/31/13 4:06pm 1/31/13 4:06pm

Rich Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Going To Take "Drastic" Action To Escape…

This past weekend, wealthy golfer Phil Mickelson took some time during a press conference to express his displeasure with the current federal and state tax codes. Like Gerard Depardieu, Mickelson finds the burden of being a multi-multimillionaire in a confiscatory socialist political system too much to bear. Here's… » 1/22/13 4:35pm 1/22/13 4:35pm

Phil Mickelson Won't Be A Padres Owner, Doesn't Have The Money Time

When the Padres were sold for $800 million, the new ownership group consisted of the family of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, local businessman Ron Fowler, and, among others, hometown hero Phil Mickelson. Except, a weird thing happened. When the deal actually closed, Mickelson's name wasn't on the contracts. It… » 12/19/12 5:20pm 12/19/12 5:20pm

Who Will Win This Year's U.S. Open? Probably Someone You've Never Heard…

Golf's major tournaments just haven't been that interesting lately. Over the last 17 majors, there have been 16 winners. In theory, this could be nice! A little diversity, a little surprise. But since Tiger's sabbatical, we've lost any hope of narrative. Individual sports thrive on story lines, rivalries and dominance… » 6/14/12 11:55am 6/14/12 11:55am