Don't expect PGA Championship at Baltusrol's winner to come from this final pairing of ultimate underachievers
Phil Mickelson and Davis Love III. Could there be a more jittery final round pairing in majors history?
It feels very good to be in the chase at the PGA Championship because of who’s on top heading into Sunday. Phil Mickelson and Davis Love III. Two total majors won and an immense amount of talent squandered.
Peyton Manning’s wondering when these guy’s are going to show up in a big game moment. John Stockton and Karl Malone are curious how anyone could be this bad at closing the deal year after year. Heck, even the fans of Cleveland have declared we cannot root for these pathetic finishers.
In a related note, Marty Schottenheimer is offering his services to
Mickelson and Love III as a mental coach. And Greg Norman just declared them his two favorite golfers of all time.
The Good Guy Gagger is already well into his inevitable weekend collapse, having missed a three-footer and a six-footer in his 2-over 72 Saturday. Then when someone in the press conference asked Mickelson if Sunday would be his biggest day in golf, considering he’s 35 and only has one major win, Lefty tried to brush it off.
He seemed almost surprised by it. But you can be sure he was thinking about it Saturday night. Because if you do think about, this really could be Mickelson last, best chance to win another major.
As for Davis Love III, he’s had so many excuses made for him since he won his only major in 1997, you’d think he was Michelle Wie protected. DL III, as ESPN’s oh so clever radio voices have took up calling him, might have a better chance of posting another 68 if let John Daly putt for him with his wedge.
I’d love to see either of these guys win it. Of course, I’d love to hit the Powerball Lottery too. Neither’s happening.
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Why? Seriously. Why, if I "think about it", will this be his last, best chance? You got anything? Or just blanket statements of lameness.
And that's completely ignoring the nerves angle. Nerves tend to get worse as you get older, not better.
He had a three-shot lead heading into the weekend of a major, he's still tied for the lead heading into Sunday. Plus, Tiger Woods, the great who freaks Mickelson out, is still far enough back at even par that if Mickelson shoots even a two under Sunday, Tiger's out of it. All this is unlikely to come together in perfect sequence for Phil ever again.
Yes, this could be Phil Mickelson's last, best chance to win a major.
He'd be wise to recognize that. Think about it.
.... there probably will be some majors Tiger will simply walk away with in the next couple of years. So it is a great chance for everyone in contention to strike now.
I do think Phil will contend for more majors though, whether he wins this or not.
Which is rather obviously not so....
If your favorite player isn't shooting as well as someone else, whine that he isn't -
Don't slam the ones who actually are playing well.
You were a huge whiner during the US Open in Pinehurst too, when a cool guy from New Zealand beat Tiger, who you pimp like Simon Cowell for Carrie Underwood.
And BTW, Mickelson might look out of shape to someone who's never spent time with him, but tee it up with the guy and you'll see a hell of a lot of power. Similar body type to Vijay, actually, and how many majors has HE won in the years after his 35th B-day?
Humble pie time for Chris.
WOW, nerves of STEEL.
He needed a birdie at the last and he got it. That doesn't sound like a choker now does it.
Great play. Well done Phil.
will you tiger lovers and other phil haters just give it a rest!tiger wasn't going to win this,no matter what.
In any case...is it possible this was a joke of a venue? 40 years past its prime and looking like something from a computer generated game? I await the first 700 yd par 5 and a "course" made up entirely of 500 yd + par 4s and 6 yard wide fairways......
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