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Going for the gold: Phil Mickelson sets sights on the Rio 2016 Olympics

Phil Mickelson wants to go for the gold when golf makes its return to the Olympics in Rio 2016.  "I don't know why it's so important to me but it is," Mickelson said Tuesday at the Barclays via ESPN.com. "I want to be a 46-year-old Olympian. So 2015 and 2016 are years I want to really focus on and I want to make sure I'm ready again." The three-time...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson gets boost going into FedEx Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phil Mickelson left the PGA Championship as a runner-up in a major for the ninth time in his career, though this one at least kept alive one streak involving the Ryder Cup and another involving the FedEx Cup. Mickelson qualified for his 10th straight Ryder Cup team, extending his American record. He picked up enough FedEx Cup points to move from No. 84 to No...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler shared great tweets after PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy played another round of excellent golf on Sunday to hold off Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler for his second PGA Championship and fourth overall major. Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 to finish second at 15 under for the tournament, while Fowler finished tied for third at 14 under, two shots behind McIlroy. Sunday […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson, 8 Others Earn Way Onto U.S. Ryder Cup Team

He might not have won the PGA Championship on Sunday afternoon at Valhalla, but Phil Mickelson played his way onto the U.S. Ryder Cup squad, forcing out the injured Jason Dufner in the process. Mickelson will represent America for a record 10th time next month at Gleneagles, having climbed into one of the coveted top-nine Ryder Cup point spots thanks to his strong showing at the...
Via Back9Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

11 Best GIFs from the 2014 PGA Championship

The 2014 PGA Championship provided us with some indelible images that the game of golf will remember for years to come. After routs at the U.S. Open and Open Championship, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and more gave us the incredibly exciting finish we’ve been waiting for.  The week also provided us with a number of moments that just had to be immortalized...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship rating up 36% from last year

The final round of this year’s PGA Championship was the most exciting round of golf in years.  And it was one of the best sporting events of 2014 thus far.  Rory McIlroy won his second straight major and fourth overall to officially arrive as the game’s new alpha.  Rory fought off Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson on a dramatic day that saw a barrage of birdies...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson's consolation prize as runner-up is a Ryder Cup berth

  Phil Mickelson picked up a small consolation Sunday after his runner-up finish in the PGA Championship. He extended his American record by qualifying for his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup team. The PGA Championship was the final qualifying event for nine Americans to make the team that will face Europe late next month in Scotland. Mickelson was on the outside going into the week...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lefty ready to get back to work after loss at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phil Mickelson hardly sounded like a guy who nearly won his sixth major championship. He wasn't about to let a strong finish at the PGA Championship cloud the way he felt about his year. Mickelson was right in the middle of a riveting four-man duel Sunday, but he faded on the back nine and lost to Rory McIlroy by a single stroke. Lefty closed with a 5-under...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 PGA Championship: Best Day 3 Style

The PGA Championship isn’t just golfers’ last chance of the season to collect a major, it’s also the final opportunity for apparel companies to show off their game. All these eyes won’t be on their stars again until April at Augusta. Related Links: Best Day 1 Style | Day 2 Here’s who wore their Saturday best for the third round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla: Phil...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship: Mickelson back in mix, just 3 shots back

  Phil Mickelson is mired in his longest winless streak in more than a decade. Not to worry. Lefty is clearly back on a hot streak. Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Saturday to put himself in contention for his sixth major title, shooting a 4-under 67 that left him three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. He'll play in the next-to-last group...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lefty back in the mix at PGA, just 3 shots back

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phil Mickelson is mired in his longest winless streak in more than a decade. Not to worry. Lefty is clearly back on a hot streak. Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Saturday to put himself in contention for his sixth major title, shooting a 4-under 67 that left him three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. He'll play in the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship: Mickelson eagles 18th, 3 shot back

  Phil Mickelson smiled and flashed a thumbs-up as he looked over his left shoulder after his best hole in the PGA Championship. It might have been enough for Rory McIlroy to look over his shoulder at Mickelson. Mickelson's eagle on the par-5 18th hole brought a loud cheer from the gallery at Valhalla. He took on the flag and thought it might be long until it settled some 9...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson eagles 18th, 3 shot back in PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phil Mickelson smiled and flashed a thumbs-up as he looked over his left shoulder after his best hole in the PGA Championship. The way he achieved it might have leader Rory McIlroy looking out for him this weekend. Most impressive about Mickelson's eagle-3 on the 18th hole that brought a loud cheer at Valhalla was his aggressive approach. His second shot...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson in contention at Valhalla after slow start

  Phil Mickelson shot a 62 on Sunday at Firestone. He had three sharp days of practice at Valhalla. He was ready. And then he hit his first tee shot. ''I hit the ugliest shot off the first hole,'' Mickelson said. ''I mean, it was so far left I don't even know what to say. I was lucky it was out-of-bounds. Horrific.'' He finally found it on the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A slow start, and good recovery, for Mickelson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Phil Mickelson shot a 62 on Sunday at Firestone. He had three sharp days of practice at Valhalla. He was ready. And then he hit his first tee shot. ''I hit the ugliest shot off the first hole,'' Mickelson said. ''I mean, it was so far left I don't even know what to say. I was lucky it was out-of-bounds. Horrific.'' He finally...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Dufner withdraws from PGA Championship

Jason Dufner has withdrawn from the PGA Championship because of a neck injury. Dufner has been dealing with two bulging disks in his neck since the Masters. “I’ll play golf again when I’m healthy,” Dufner said. “That could be at The Barclays, that could be next year, that could be 2016. I refuse to be out here and not be healthy and not give myself a chance to be competitive...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods will play practice round at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has arrived at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla. BREAKING: Four-time PGA champion Tiger Woods has arrived at Valhalla Golf Club for the 96th PGA Championship. — Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 6, 2014 Tiger Woods will play 2 p.m. practice round today. First time at Valhalla since beating Bob May back in 2000. — Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 6, 2014 Woods...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods will play in PGA Championship

Tiger Woods will play in the PGA Championship at Valhalla. Woods arrived at Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday, and after playing a nine-hole practice round, he confirmed that he will be competing in the tournament. Woods, who won the PGA Championship in 2000 at Valhalla, withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone after hitting his tee shot on the ninth hole because of a back injury. He said...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need to Know: 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Three of last year’s four major winners were first-timers, as only Phil Mickelson had previously won one of golf’s biggest prizes. This year, so far, the three major champs had won previously. Can any of them do it again in the season’s final major? Nobody has won multiple majors in the same season since Padraig Harrington in 2008. Or will a first-timer join the club? Those...
Via Back9Network
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Tiger Woods has not been ruled out of PGA Championship

Tiger Woods’ agent told ESPN.com on Monday that Woods has not been ruled out of the PGA Championship this week at Valhalla. Woods withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with a back injury. Mark Steinberg told ESPN.com it was too early to determine whether Woods would play in the year’s final major in Louisville, Kentucky. “Way too early. He has to rest...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational after eight holes on Sunday because of back pain. Woods said he “jarred” his back when he jumped into a fairway bunker on the second hole trying to his a shot after an akward stance. “It happened on the second hole when I hit my second shot,” he said. “I fell back into the bunker. I just jarred it, and it’s been spasming...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour says Dustin Johnson is not suspended

The PGA Tour issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding Dustin Johnson and his reported suspension. Golf.com reported Friday that Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine “With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been been suspended by the PGA TOUR, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dustin Johnson suspended from PGA Tour

According to Golf.com, Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine. According to the source, Johnson has failed three drug tests: one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine, in 2012 and 2014. He was previously suspended for the 2012 failed test, but that suspension was never made public. Under the PGA Tour’s drug-testing...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: ‘Ph-ill’ Mickelson Will Leave You Hanging

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature created to keep you up to date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Phil Mickelson to Cut Back on High-Fiving Fans Due to Illness One of the reasons fans love Phil Mickelson is because he’s a man of the people — playing shots no one else will try, giving those he hits with errant tee shots ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson: ‘I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf’

Dustin Johnson announced Thursday that he is taking a leave of absence from golf to “seek professional help for personal challenges.”challenges.” Johnson’s statement from his agent at Hambric Sports Management said his leave of absence was effective immediately. “I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately. I will use this time to seek professional...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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