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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Arizona State University

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Phil Mickelson signed for a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Open Championship in his title defense.
His 5-under 283 was good for a share of 23rd. His last lap around Royal Liverpool was his best, bagging five birdies to just one bogey. He is still without a top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR in 2014. Jul 20 - 1:50 PM

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Phil Mickelson chased his opening 74 at The Open Championship with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the second round to post even-par 144 at the halfway point.

He squared two more bogeys today, but outpaced them with an eagle-3 at the fifth hole and birdies at 4 and 18. Overall, he split seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. Time will ultimately determine this, but Mickelson appears to have drawn the worse half of the weather, so today's score is better relative to his wave than it may appear at the end of the day. Nevertheless, at five strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead, he has a yeoman's chance of defending on the weekend.
Jul 18 - 9:17 AM

Phil Mickelson opened his title defense of The Open Championship with a 2-over-par 35-39=74 and sits eight strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Yet in his post-round interview on ESPN, Mickelson said that he hit the ball as good as he has in the last year. The rhetoric continues to frustrate gamers to no end since the execution is matching the opinion. It's one thing to be confident and believe in thyself, but all we care about are results. He split half of the 14 fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, yet poured in only two birdies that were erased by four bogeys, including a Mickelson-esque 6 at the last where he found internal out of bounds and buried a walk-off 20-footer.
Jul 17 - 2:21 PM

Phil Mickelson claimed The Open Championship in 2013 and turns his attention to Royal Liverpool with hopes of holding the Claret Jug for another 12 months.

It was the major that few thought Mickelson would ever bring home, but his final-round 66 at Muirfield last year was arguably one of the most important rounds of his storied career. As for his chances at Hoylake, he tied for 22nd at this venue in 2006 and enters having tied for 11th in two of his last three starts in 2014. It's been well noted that he doesn't have a top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR in 2014, but he could actually be in his best form of the year entering this week.
Jul 15 - 9:54 PM

Phil Mickelson added a 3-over-par 35-38=73 in his second round of the 114th U.S. Open to post 3-over 143 at the halfway point.

Well, while he remained confident in his post-round television interview, the reality is that Mickelson clearly isn't where he needs to be to achieve the career grand slam at Pinehurst this weekend. He amassed 13 greens in regulation but managed only two birdies while incurring five bogeys, including at the par-5 10th hole. The lefty also alternated between the pencil grip with which he began putting and the conventional grip. Certainly, he's capable of going low at anytime, but the distance from the lead and the fact that he was outside the top 30 on the leaderboard when he signed his card suggests that we'll be turning our attention to Chambers Bay in 2015 sooner than later.
Jun 13 - 6:53 PM

Phil Mickelson signed for an even-par 34-36=70 following his opening round of the 114th U.S. Open.

Mickelson started on the par-5 10th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 this morning and promptly converted birdie. He'd add a birdie at the par-4 14th and a birdie on the other par 5 (the fifth hole). Bogeys at 15, 6 and 8 thwarted a red number, but he's only two strokes off the clubhouse co-leaders on what is a jam-packed leaderboard. He scored par or better in each of his six runner-up finishes in this tournament. This includes in 1999 when he shot 67. Mickelson opened with 1-under 69 at Pinehurst in 2005 before playing out the string in 77-72-74 to finish T33.
Jun 12 - 1:35 PM

All eyes will be on Phil Mickelson this week at Pinehurst No. 2 in his quest to complete the career grand slam at the U.S. Open.

What's there to say about Lefty and the U.S. Open that hasn't already been said or witnessed? His first of six runner-up finishes in this event came at Pinehurst in 1999, losing to Payne Stewart on the final hole months before Stewart's tragic death. Mickelson's other runner-up finishes came in 2002 at Bethpage Black, 2004 at Shinnecock, 2006 at Winged Foot with the famous pushed tee shot into the tents on 18, 2009 back at Bethpage Black and last year at Merion. His T11 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis last week shows that he may be close, but the putter remains the biggest question of the week. It has been reported that Lefty will switch to the claw grip for Pinehurst's daunting greens.
Jun 11 - 10:38 AM

Phil Mickelson stubbed his toe with a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to end his week at 6-under 274.

Mickelson looked primed to challenge for the title in his final prep for the 2014 U.S. Open, but couldn't follow up his bogey-free third round with any measure of success on Sunday afternoon. His four bogeys easily outpaced his two birdies. While he missed more than his share of convertible birdie putts, he did manage a highlight from 18'7" on the par-4 12th, but followed that with bogeys on his next two holes. He will now head to Pinehurst, likely both encouraged and discouraged by his week at TPC Southwind.
Jun 8 - 3:30 PM

Phil Mickelson spun a blemish-free 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to join Matt Every in the clubhouse lead at 7-under 203.

After opening with 10 pars, Lefty got on the board with a 12'1" birdie at the par-3 11th. He followed that up with a birdie from a greenside bunker on the par-4 13th, then chipped up for an easy birdie at the par-5 16th before parring his way to the end. He was deadly accurate off the tee, missing just two fairways at TPC Southwind after splitting just six of 14 in each of the first two rounds. Should he finish the week inside the top five, or heaven forbid he wins, the furor for Phil at the U.S. Open later this week will be off the charts.
Jun 8 - 10:20 AM

Phil Mickelson turned in a 2-under-par 35-33=68 for his second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

After opening bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie, Mickelson settled down, but he picked off only two birdies the rest of the way (at Nos. 14 and 15). In vintage form, his longest conversion dropped for par from 15'9" at the par-4 17th hole. He reached the halfway point in 5-under 135, seven strokes back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Ben Crane. Both will now wait for the cut to fall before being assigned a tee time in the third round. Since we last checked in on the weather, the threat of the nasty stuff was shifted 3-4 hours to the mid-afternoon hours.
Jun 7 - 1:52 PM

The restart of the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic has been delayed by one hour due to fog. UPDATE: Play resumed at 8:01 a.m. CT.

A Dense Fog Advisory for the area was in effect until 9:00 a.m. This explains the pair of 30-minute delays this morning. Phil Mickelson was walking to the first tee to begin his second round on Friday afternoon when what would be the last delay of the day struck at 2:15 p.m. His early reconnaissance work at Pinehurst No. 2 is looking extremely shrewd right now as the SJC seems destined for a Monday finish. Now that the fog has burned off in Memphis, the question remains for how long. Thunderstorms are expected to fire again right around noon.
Jun 7 - 8:16 AM

Phil Mickelson fashioned a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

With allegations of insider trading and the prospect of the career grand slam looming, it's easy to overlook the fact that Mickelson tied for second place at TPC Southwind last year. He hit just 11 greens in regulation today, but penciled in only two bogeys against five birdies. His longest par breaker was his last and on the last hole of his loop. It measured 11'10" at the par-4 ninth.
Jun 5 - 1:54 PM

Phil Mickelson ended his week at the Memorial with a 1-over-par 36-37=73, good for a 1-under 287.

He'll finish right around 50th, but, of course, the news continues to center on the investigation on his activity related to suspiciously timed trades. "What's important for me, obviously I didn't have a shot at it this weekend or today, but I really need to get in contention next week," Mickelson said after today's round. "I'll be trying really hard to get myself a run at it, to have a good tournament. I do need a little bit of momentum ... I need to feel that again this week to really give myself a good chance at the U.S. Open." According to, the lefty will head to Pinehurst for two days. He's scheduled to compete in the FedEx St. Jude Classic where he shared runner-up honors last year.
Jun 1 - 4:14 PM

Phil Mickelson signed for an even-par 36-36=72 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament to reach the 54-hole mark at 2-under 214.

All eyes were on Lefty after news broke Friday night that he was questioned by the FBI following his opening round at Murifield Village on Thursday in an insider-trading probe. It was a relatively tame round between the ropes, trading three birdies for three bogeys and filling in the blanks with 12 pars. In a prepared statement on the topic early Saturday morning, Mickelson said, "I have done absolutely nothing wrong. I have cooperated with the government in this investigation and will continue to do so." Following his round, he politely declined to discuss the specifics of his situation to the gathered media other than to repeatedly maintain that he's done nothing wrong and will continue to fully cooperate with the FBI. He added that the hopes to be able to address this publicly sooner rather than later.
May 31 - 3:19 PM

Phil Mickelson settled for an even-par 32-40=72 in his opening round of the Memorial.

Now just two weeks prior to his bid to secure the career grand slam, Mickelson is officially on the ramp for the U.S. Open. He played like a focused Hall of Famer through 15 holes today, picking off five birdies, the longest from 15'4" at the par-3 eighth hole. He also saved par from 12'7" at 10 and holed a bunker shot -- also for par -- from 17 yards at the par-4 14th. Then the you-know-what hit the fan. He bogeyed the par-3 16th after rinsing his tee ball. It's a challenging hole at which he's on the record for saying that he'll accept a 4 there in every round. Fine, but he then closed double-double with 6s. Due to a pair of poorly executed ups, Mickelson didn't find the putting surface at 17 until his fifth shot. He then three-putted the last from 16'4" and signed his card sitting a sudden nine strokes back of Rory McIlroy's overnight lead.
May 29 - 6:59 PM