Found July 16, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
PLAYERS: Phil Mickelson
During his practice round Monday at Muirfield in advance of The Open Championship (British Open to the American layperson), Phil Mickelson, already a legend in the realm of the flop shot, pulled off an amazing shot on the 17th hole. Facing the opposite direction from where he was intending his shot to go, Phil flopped [...]The post Phil Mickelson works on backwards flop shot at Muirfield (video/GIF) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Mickelson brings secret putting tips to British

The pain of yet another excruciating loss at the U.S. Open has faded, replaced now by the euphoria of his first win in Europe in 20 years. Phil Mickelson's summer has been a lot like his career, and the roller coaster shows no signs of slowing down. He's here with what he believes may be his best chance to win a British Open, though that's nothing new. Mickelson always...

Phil Mickelson drops Scottish Open Trophy

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Column: Koepka: America's best young golfer?

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Phil wins Scottish Open in playoff

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Players divided on major approach

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