Phil Mickelson announced a week and a half ago that he’d be skipping this weekend’s U.S. Open in order to attend the high school graduation of his daughter Amanda, which is scheduled for the first day of the tournament. But he’s since backtracked to say that planning to skip the event doesn’t necessarily mean…
Phil Mickelson is the same guy on the golf course as off, meaning that he gambles no matter where he is. Wherever Phil lays his bets is his home.
Henrik Stenson buried a 20-foot birdie on 18 at the British Open to finish the final round a ridiculous eight under par, winning his first major. Stenson’s four days at Royal Troon broke or set a number of records:
Golfer Phil Mickelson was named today in an insider complaint by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, two years after an investigation was first reported. The SEC alleges that Mickelson profited $931,000 from non-public information after buying and selling stock in the Dean Foods company.
Phil Mickelson made a remarkable run in his fourth round at the British Open today, stepping up to 17 at six-under for the day and just two strokes back of the leaders. It would have required a whole series of miracles for Mickelson to pull out a win—his first of any kind since the 2013 Open at Muirfield—but…
Phil Mickelson’s money was at the heart of a recently concluded federal money laundering case, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines. OTL reports on the case of Gregory Silveira, who plead guilty last week to money laundering charges for moving $2.75 million through multiple bank accounts in an illegal gambling…
How much less enjoyable would it be to watch this clip of Phil Mickelson going to 12-under for the Masters and drawing even closer to tournament leader Jordan Spieth without the presence of CBS’s Verne Lundquist? Without Verne, it’s just a girthy man pumping his fists in the air.
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.
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.
Update, June 11: The New York Times rows it back a little:
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson each had awful weeks at the PGA Championship. But we have an important question that needs answering: ¿Quien fue más malo?
Phil Mickelson currently sits at +10 after three rounds at the PGA Championship. This "shot" didn't help.
British Open winner Phil Mickelson has remained relatively quiet in the media since his win last week, but he popped up on the radar after requesting to be featured on the podcast Science Friday. What'd he talk about? Math, science and golf!
"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…
Shots like this approach on the 18th hole at Muirfield helped Phil Mickelson shoot a final round 66 and win the British Open going away. They also got him hilariously overpraised by Paul Azinger.
Something amazing happened at Merion yesterday. Phil Mickelson's U.S. Open history was summed up in a single rejection:
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…
In the unquestionable sports highlight of this or any year, Phil Mickelson fell on his ass today while trying to find a golf ball at Pebble Beach.
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…