Phil Mickelson gets started on the choking a week early in preparation for British Open
It would be great for golf if Phil Mickelson could find a way to contend in the British Open. Of course, just days before The Open kicks off, Punxsutawney Phil showed everyone why he’s still most afraid of his own golf shadow.
With a chance to win the British tuneup Scottish Open, Mickelson went wild with his drive on 18 and then again on the first hole of the playoff to lose to unremarkable French journeyman Gregory Havret this afternoon. In fact, it took Mickelson four shots just to get his ball onto the 18th green.
Butch Harmon’s sure fixed that problem, huh?
“I played very erratic golf,” Mickelson told Reuters. “I really struggled off the tee …”
And what exactly is new here?
No matter. Harmon will no doubt convince a bunch of sportswriters at Carnoustie that his reschooled Phil is ready to take home the Claret Jug. Then the tournament will start and Mickelson will commence spraying it everywhere like usual.
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Why hadn't anyone on travelgolf wrote a story about that yet?
How about that pull hook into the trees on 18, even if ESPN decided to pull the plug on it.
And how about when she punched it out, and hit her 3rd shot a mile to the right to have it kicked out by the crowd, but she still couldn't get it up and down for par.
If Lefty deserves a story so does Morgan. It just proves that Morgan couldn't win when she was in a pressure situation. The only time she won was when she had it handed to her.
It must kill Wie fans to know that Pressel has not only become the far superior player(not only did she win first, but a major no less), but that she seems to have shed that pudgy girl image and now even looks better than Wie(when the last time you even saw her smile).
So she came up a little short against Se Ri, at least she was in contention, something Michelle need not worry about these days. Pressel closed with a 69, somewhere Michelle Wie is sitting on a couch eating cheetos musing about what a fine line it is between a 69 and an 82.
Ironic coming from an obvious Wie fan, considering this sounds like a description of every time Wie was in contention. I forgive you for not remembering, however as those days seem like so long ago.
Dan--Are you really a man or a high school girl, still not over the "mean" comments Pressel made about Wie all those years ago?
watch a bunch of golf-bots with no style?
Look at old film of Arnie - he'd be savaged
as a lucky hacker by the press today.
Mickelson's ability to self-destruct makes
him more compelling, and more fun to pull
for. In other words, he is a professional
version of ourselves. We blow up on the
course, so why should we savage Phil when
he does? Bad luck and golf are star crossed
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