Found June 06, 2012 on
No Guts, No Glory:
Phil Mickelson withdrew from Memorial last week after shooting an opening round 79 citing, “mental fatigue”. But apparently, metal fatigue wasn’t the only thing plaguing Mickelson.
According PGA.com, Mickelson and other golfers took issue with the multitude of fans using their cellphones to take pictures while on the course. So logically, Mickelson decided to pull out his cellphone and send a text message to PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem while on the course.
The issue at Memorial was cellphones, which contributed to Phil Mickelson withdrawing after an opening round of 79. Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler mentioned the vast number of fans taking pictures with their phones, to the point players had to back off their shots.
Mickelson is not afraid to send a message to the tour — in this case, literally.
According to four people with direct knowledge, Mickelson sent a text message to PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem from the sixth fairway at Muirfield Vi...
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Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial last weekend because of mental fatigue after posting a 79 in the opening round. But something else may have contributed to Mickelson’s early exit from the tournament: cellphones.
According to four people with knowledge of the situation, Mickelson sent a text message to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem from the sixth fairway at Muirfield...
Phil Mickelson originally said that he withdrews from Memorial over the weekend because he was mentally fatigued. That may have been at least somewhat true, but shortly thereafter, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler both indicated that Mickelson had become increasingly annoyed with cell phone use among the gallery. The way that Mickelson reportedly voiced his displeasure with that, is...
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson will play in the same group for the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open.
It will be the first time Woods and Mickelson have been paired in the U.S. Open since the USGA grouped players off the world ranking at Torrey Pines in 2008. The rankings were used for another big group - Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood...
According to four people with direct knowledge, Phil Mickelson sent a text message to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem from the sixth fairway at Muirfield Village suggesting that a lack of policing fans with cellphones was getting out of hand.
It looks like the first two days of the U.S. Open will be even more watchable than usual. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson will play in the same group for the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open next weekend in San Francisco.
It will be the first time Woods and Mickelson have been paired together at the U.S. Open since the USGA grouped players based on...
To supplement his income early last decade, Australian professional golfer Anthony Summers spent a couple of years cleaning toilets on weekends at his hometown Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium.
You might say it was messy post-game work, not to mention the kind to which, say, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have never knelt. And to hear Summers tell it, not all frolicking...