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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Chez Reavie enjoyed the pure weather almost as much as watching putts go in. He opened with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula to take the lead Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Some of the biggest stars had to settle for simply enjoying the sunshine. Jordan Spieth struggled with his short game - typically a strength - and...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peter Kostis On Pebble Beach: ‘No Better Place In The World For Golf’

By Dave Shedloski The PGA TOUR visits one of the most iconic golf venues in the world this week — Pebble Beach Golf Links — and conducts one of the most popular events on its schedule with the playing of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California. Begun in 1937, the $7 million Pebble Beach Pro-Am features 156 professionals and 156 amateurs, many of them athletes...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

TPC Scottsdale Is The Golfing Equivalent To A Stadium Experience

Golf on the PGA Tour rarely exudes the excitement of other spectator sports with tournaments often stifled by silence and strict dress codes. But one week out of the year is different. At the Waste Management Phoenix Open, beer-drinking and cheering loudly are not the exception but the rule.With gaudy attendance numbers growing by the year, it comes as no surprise that the PGA...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share early Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back.After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in 5 under. A group behind, Mickelson took the lead at 5 under with a birdie on his eighth hole.While Fowler...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson hits shot from behind a fence at Farmers Insurance Open (Video)

Phil Mickelson was forced to hit a shot from behind a boundary fence on the 18th hole of Friday's second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.Mickelson's second shot on the par-5 18th was just inside the fence (by about a dimple, according to the official), and Phil had to go on the other side to figure out how he was going to play it. Mickelson did the best he could by using the...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Mickelson hits crazy shot from unusual place

Phil Mickelson loudly gets out of jail. — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 29, 2016 Phil Mickelson is at it again, but this time, he busted out of jail. Well, not literally but he hit a shot from under a fence at Torrey Pines. Phil’s ball landed up against a fence. Double bogey. — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 29, 2016 Although...
Via The GP Golf Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Woodland, Choi tied for lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Mickelson was expecting to post a low score on the North Course at Torrey Pines and go into the weekend with a chance to win the Farmers Insurance Open. By closing with three straight bogeys, he's going home after missing the cut. Mickelson at least was in good company. Defending champion Jason Day, No. 2 in the world, also missed the cut. And it looked as though...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson gets fenced out at the Farmers Insurance Open

Phil Mickelson found himself on the wrong side of the fence at the second round of the Famers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California, on Friday. After finding himself just three strokes back from the lead in the first round, the three-time Masters winner unintentionally swung for the fences on the 18th and landed himself in golf ball jail. So Lefty had to do an outside job to bust...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson calls 17-year old Ryan Ruffels sharing details of bet “high school stuff”

Phil Mickelson is one of the most popular golfers in the world, and is also one of the most giving to those up-and-coming golfers out there. He is often seen playing practice rounds with young golfers and giving advice to those looking to break in to the PGA Tour. Sometimes Mickelson is playing those practice rounds with some side bets going on, like any hack during a weekend round...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson ruffled by Aussie teen's story of wager on practice round

Ryan Ruffels hit his first shot as a pro on the PGA Tour on Thursday in the San Diego Open, courtesy of a sponsor's exemption. The 17-year-old Aussie phenom, however, has already ruffled Phil Mickelson. As the story goes, Mickelson in his role as an acting golf coach for Arizona State, offered to play a round with Ruffels, a prime recruit. Via the Sydney Morning Herald: "We get on...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Day hopeful of defending title at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) The best season of Jason Day's career began at the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff, the first of his five victories that for a brief time took him to No. 1 in the world. Before he can defend his title, however, Day has to get to the first tee. The 28-year-old Australian pulled out of the pro-am Wednesday at Torrey Pines because of the flu...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson admonishes Aussie teen for embellishment

SAN DIEGO (AP) Australian teenager Ryan Ruffels makes his PGA Tour debut at Torrey Pines with a stern lecture from Phil Mickelson. Don't talk about wagers. And don't embellish the story. Ruffels said in the Sydney Morning Herald two weeks ago that he played with Mickelson and his brother, Arizona State golf coach Tim Mickelson, at Torrey Pines last month. Ruffels says Mickelson...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson's homecoming at Torrey brings mixed memories

SAN DIEGO (AP) The best thing about Phil Mickelson playing at Torrey Pines is that it's his hometown event on the PGA Tour, and he is treated accordingly. These days, that might be the only thing that appeals to him. Yes, Mickelson is a three-time winner of what is now called the Farmers Insurance Open. But the last of those three victories was 15 years ago, before Rees Jones...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ready or not, Phil Mickelson to face Stadium Course

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Phil Mickelson was in high school the only other time PGA West's TPC Stadium Course was used in what is now called the CareerBuilder Challenge. Ready or not after a long layoff and swing changes, Lefty had a prime Saturday tee time on the Pete Dye-designed course that was dropped from the tournament rotation after its 1987 debut. ''I'm probably a week away...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch hole-seeking Phil Mickelson shot pull sharp 180, find cup for eagle

Not a bad way for Phil Mickelson to start his season with this eagle (video above) on the par-four 8th hole in the opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge on Thursday at La Quinta Country Club. Mickelson shot a 4-under 68 on the day. Lefty's shot looked like it might skip off the green when the backspin said NOPE and the ball made a beeline back the hole. Evidently the ball...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson, Stadium Course return strong at CareerBuilder

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Phil Mickelson returned from a long layoff with a big mid-round run. PGA West's TPC Stadium Course came back strong, too, Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge. Mickelson played a seven-hole stretch in 6 under at La Quinta Country Club, holing out for eagle on the par-4 eighth with a shot that spun back 15 feet. He chipped in on the next hole and added...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson loses $5,000 bet to 17-year-old Australian golfer

Phil Mickelson bit off a little more than he could chew when he made a practice round bet with 17-year-old Ryan Ruffels, who was an amateur at the time. Ruffels just turned professional this week and is regarded as the “next big thing” for golf in Australia. Ruffels told the Sydney Morning Herald the time Mickelson tried to persuade him to remain an amateur and go to his alma...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson gets hustled by a 17-year old for $5,000

  Ryan Ruffels, a 17-year old Australian golfer who will make his PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open, had one of the experiences of a lifetime by making a golf bet with Phil Mickelson. Mickelson made a deal with Ruffels that, if he beat him, he’d pay him $5,000. But if Mickelson won, Ruffels would have to pay him $2,500 once he turned pro. Ruffels ended up beating Mickelson...
Via The GP Golf Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods not richest golfer for first time in 17 years

  Tiger Woods has made a lot of money in his career, and I mean A LOT of money. However, his reign as golf’s “Daddy Rich” has ended after 17 years as he now falls to third on the list of richest golfers.   He was suppased by Phil Mickelson and you guessed it, Jordan Spieth. Woods only made $550,000 on the course but still made a whopping $48 million off the course. Meanwhile...
Via The GP Golf Report
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

10 predictions for the 2016 golf season -- including a biggie for Phil Mickelson

The PGA Tour gets going this week (We missed you, live golf! We did, we really did!), with the start of the champions-only Kapalua event and its surprisingly strong field that includes Jordan, Jason, Dustin and Bubba. With the year kicking off, and the hope that ’16 resembles ’15, here are 10 predictions for the upcoming PGA Tour season and what might unfold as the weeks and...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Three Reasons Why Justin Thomas Will Have A Breakout 2016

With players like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finding themselves on the outside of the golf's current youth movement, new names are rising to PGA Tour prominence. The world's number-one ranked player Jordan Spieth is far and away the most accomplished, but not far behind him is Justin Thomas. Thomas is one of the most promising American players to compete with Spieth for...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Caddies of Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar to do broadcasting

Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie, jim “Bones” Mackay Popular caddies Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood are going to replace their bibs for microphones during the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island Resort. They’ll be broadcasting during the Golf Channel telecast. This has been something that has been in the works for some time and Mackay was real excited about it...
Via The GP Golf Report
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf Channel to use caddies in broadcast at Sea Island

The caddies for Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar will carry a lighter load on the PGA Tour next week - microphones instead of golf bags. Golf Channel has hired Jim ''Bones'' Mackay and John Wood as part of its broadcast team for two days next week during the RSM Classic at Sea Island in Georgia. Mackay has been Mickelson's only caddie on the PGA Tour. Wood spent nine years with Hunter...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf Channel to use caddies in broadcast from at Sea Island

The caddies for Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar will carry a lighter load on the PGA Tour next week - microphones instead of golf bags. Golf Channel has hired Jim ''Bones'' Mackay and John Wood as part of its broadcast team for two days during the RSM Classic at Sea Island. Mackay has been Mickelson's caddie for more than 20 years. Wood recently left Hunter Mahan for Kuchar. Tommy...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson fires his swing coach with class

It’s a slow news cycle in the golf world this time of year, so the big news is Tiger Woods’ former caddie being treated like “a slave.” Therefore it’s nice to hear that there are some relationships in golf that end amicably. Phil Mickelson, frustrated with his results the past two years, fired his swing coach recently. Though what is remarkable is that Mickelson actually...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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