Phil Mickelson's mystery Tour Championship bailout beneath Lefty
I don’t care if Phil Mickelson wanted to take his kids out trick-or-treating as some writers reported and Mickelson’s agent just as quickly denied. I don’t care if he believes that the Tour Championship is about as big time as a bocce ball tournament (looking at the TV ratings you’d have to think that most casual golf fans agree with that). I don’t care if he’s waging his own one-man protest slash hissy fit. I don’t care if he’s using this weekend to research this year’s version of his Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl bet.
And I don’t think any golf fans would begrudge Lefty of any of those pastimes. Just don’t make yourself the most annoying kind of sports snob. That’s what Mickelson did with his weak “personal reasons” excuse for missing this weekend’s Tour Championship.
No one needs Mickelson playing Greta Garbo. You’re Phil Mickelson, remember. The guy who’s made plenty of extra millions playing the millionaire man of the people. Just let everyone know what you’re doing - heck talk about raking the leaves - and get it over with.
Now Phil Mickeslon wants to play coy. Just when you thought Lefty was over with being annoying …
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tiger skips a lot of tournaments, as do many others, and the sponsors care but the tour survives quite well it seems.
celebrate bryant's 62 with many who know him here in orlando. what a great start for a fine gentleman.
who will remember this time next year that phil didn't play?
did dimarco play in tampa or go to the largest outdoor cocktail party;his choice and his right to decide and good for him.
get over it.
Just when you thought Chris Baldwin was over with being annoying ...
He's just trying to start something controversial again for people to respond to his blog. Oh and how bright he must be feeling after he made all those comments about Goosen. LOL. In your face Baldwin
There's a comment that could actually make Chris look intelligent in comparison.
What's with Tiger?
Kind of like me describing John Sterling as a "British A-hole"...
Sorry,I couldn't resist the urge to add a "further description" to an otherwise ordianary A**hole.
Phil plays more tournaments than Woods, gives his own $$ to support charities, and expresses loyalty to fans that support his vocation. And you call him "annoying"?
He's on the road at least 1/2 of the year, year in, year out. His kids only grow up once. I travel frequently, but not as much as him, and it is tough. What's the problem in wanting to be with his family once in a while? Who are you to question his appearance, or lack thereof, at any tournament?
I guess you have never taken a personal day in your life, huh?
While I maintain all due reverence for "The Open Championship" and its history, we have the right to call it whatever the hell we want. We earned it when we parted company and won our independence two centuries ago, and solidified that claim when Arnold Palmer saved it from losing its prominence.
It's about the phony way he went about it. Say you're protesting pro ams. Say you want to take your kids out for Halloween. Just say something. Don't make everyone guess at your motives.
This is Phil Mickelson, the guy who's made plenty of extra money by advancing his image as an upfront man of the people.
Point is, Phil doesn't owe anyone anything, least of all an explanation beyond "personal reasons."
And as far as Phil "advancing his image", I think you perceive Phil in a very cynical light. Which is your right as an individual, but calls into question your objectivity as a writer.
Then you go down the list to tournaments like a the player's championship, and end of season championships for both the PGA and european pga tours.
For instance, Paul McGinley won the Volvo Masters and said he was delighted because it is such a big tournament, which is true for him, but maybe not true for Tiger.
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