Mickelson Started With 68 In The Houston Open

June 28, 2018

Phil Mickelson, who has a good time in Mexico three weeks ago, in the Houston Open, shot 30 on the front nine. He was one of the lead players until a double-bogey on the 14th hole, at the time when it took him two shots to get out of a bunker. Along with Jordan Spieth, he shot 68.

 

Sam Ryder played just enough golf to have his name on of the leaderboard in the Houston Open.

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Mickelson’s Criticism On Watson Triggers Fire

December 3, 2014

Phil Mickelson’s harsh criticism of Tom Watson has triggered fiery reactions from two erstwhile Euro captains Nick Faldo & Colin Montogomerie. Both the stars are seriously irked by Mickelson’s scathing comments about the Ryder Cup USA captain and they have further criticized it saying that the American golfer was beyond the line.

Erstwhile PGA Tour golfer Brandel Chamblee has even described as a player who had actually “corrupted experience of Ryder Cup.” After USA was beated by Europe in 2014 Ryder Cup, Phil criticized the team captain saying he wasn’t exactly engaged with players & might’ve taken to the earlier successful 2008 system.

Faldo and Montgomerie responded to it by commenting that Phil should’ve kept those notions to himself. “Should we need to get into this just within an hour of being defeated?”, stated Montgomerie who had led Europe to a great Ryder Cup triumph in 2010. “The answer would be a simple no. You should support your leader under every circumstance and must honor & respect your captain in public.”

The America PGA picked Watson (Tom) as the ultimate choice to triumph at Ryder Cup. Unfortunately, the squad did not perform for him.”

Faldo forwarded his agreement in support of Montgomerie’s comments. “That should’ve been a very private conversation”, noted Faldo. “Phil certainly does not respect his captain. He threw Tom right under a bus.”

As per Montgomerie, importance of captain at Ryder Cup championship was simply overrated. “Europeans tend to golf better – it is simple”, he remarked.”I feel Tom tried his level best & it does not really matter who heads the team. It is basically up to players to get back the winning points.”

Phil, who had lost out on 8 of ten Ryder Cup championships was quite a frustrated personnel during USA Team’s press meet at Gleneagles.

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Ian Poulter

October 18, 2014
By Liam

Ian Poulter is an English golfer who plays for the two most popular golf tours of the world, the US PGA Tour which functions out of the United States and the European Tour. Poulter has always been criticised as much of a hit and miss player and his highest ranking of five in the world is a testament to the fact that he has never been able to achieve the potential that he has.

His two wins in the World Golf Championship, one at the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship in 2010 and the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions in 2012 have been the highlights of his career so far.

Having turned professional in 1996, the Englishman took time to get going and won his first title in 1999 when he won the Open de Cote d’Ivoire in 1999 which was a part of the Challenge Tour, the second tier tour of the European Tour. He managed to win promotion to the European Tour that same year after going through the qualifying school.

In his very first season in the top tier of the European Tour, Ian Poulter managed to win the Italian Open and earned the title of Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2000.

His exploits were soon recognized and he just missed out on a place in the Ryder Cup team for Europe in 2002 but he did manage to sneak into the squad in 2004 as Europe won the event. This earned him a spot in the US PGA Tour and since then, Ian Poulter has been a regular in both the tours, dividing his time between them both.

Poulter has also become a regular in the Ryder Cup squad as well and he was part of the 2014 team as well.

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Hopes of Graeme McDowell dashed at Valhalla

September 3, 2014
By Liam

A steady round is what is produced by Graeme McDowell on the hole of the 13th from the bogey of 8 quadruple. In a major championship at least no player wants an 8. He was in pursuit of a place at the Ryder Cup.

Therefore, the frustration of Graeme McDowell was understandable. It is an uphill battle which he has to strive for. Jamie Donaldson and Luke Donald gained prominence at the PGA Championship of USA in round three. On the pick of the captain are Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. His performance was boosted when he turned 33 but soon after firing two balls on the hazard of the water kept him with a bogey at 13th.

Not a single shot was dropped by McDowell in his conquest of round three. With 71 at the level par he was left with one through the holes of 54. According to him his game was beautiful but with two bogeys and a wrecker at the top was too much. His second shot was a bad one but there was certainly mud in his first shot. Accordingly the course is not according to his liking. In the week he is in the distance of driving with 71 among the 74 players.

His back suffered and he was not in a shape. It is really a work of slog when you move 280 yards from the tee. He is behind Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy with four shots lagging behind. It is matters of family which is also going to play a crucial role. For the play offs of the first three rounds he seems to be pretty much confident about and charged up. For week two he is unsure of as he is going to have a baby.

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It is the call of the other golfers to leave the extracurricular activity of Dustin Johnson

August 18, 2014
By Liam

Dustin Johnson will not be in contention to try and fight for Ryder Cup since he stated that he will miss the tour to seek help from the professional to eliminate challenges at the personal level. Being no 16 in the world but fifth in place it seemed evident that his presence would lighten the Ryder Cup.

From the chiefs of golfs it was stated that he might have got a ban for 6 months. His past is chequered and he was also given an ultimatum in 2011 by Butch Harmon. The conversation seemed Jesus like conclusion according to Harmon. Harmon was blunt in his speech and it proved to be an eye opener for Johnson since polishing his talent is the most important thing which he needs.

Accordingly, Johnson love to travel and enjoy but work at the stipulated time is what is desired. In the last week of September, Johnson pointed out that he would not be able to take part and his position will be given to the person who appears 10th in the standing. Reed is filing in the position. Johnson wants to be equipped well with all the resources He is confident that he will strike back and wants his fans to have faith in him.

His absence has filled lot of rumours and speculations. McGinley points out that there are many things which are untrue. It is clarity that is asked for. It is time to bury the past and start afresh. His fellow companions are surely missing him which is going to take a while before he comes back again and start his journey professionally. Two weeks before he finished 12th in the US Open and later on he opted out from other tournament.

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Mickelson to play at the Honda Classic

March 11, 2014

The Honda Classic, from the very beginning, has always thrown some very interesting scenarios into the mix and it has managed to do it once again, with the chance of a Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson duel on the cards at this year’s event.

If that doesn’t happen, then there is always Rory McIlroy to contend with.

The Honda Classic will be played between the 27th of February and the 2nd of March at the PGA National and with eight of the top ten rankled golfers in the world participating at this year’s event, it promises to throw up some very interesting duels as well.

This will be the first time that Mickelson plays in the Honda Classic since 2002, when it was held at Heron Bay.

With there being no chance of the number of majors being increased from four, the Honda Classic is coming very close to giving the others a run for their money in terms of prestige and the field and this year is no different with Phil Mickelson joining the likes of Justin Rose, Zach Johnson and Sergio Garcia alongside McIlroy and Woods.

According to a tournament director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, they are still working on the event and there could be even more surprises to come. But there could hardly be a bigger one than Mickelson this season.

He stated that he had known Phil for years and he has always maintained he will join the field and this year, he hinted his schedule could change and it left him ecstatic.

He mentioned that if Phil Mickelson didn’t think the tournament was big enough, he wouldn’t be making the trip and his participation as well as so many big names goes to show how far the event has come since its inception.

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