Phil Mickelson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26626/all en Golf-Erratic start to 2013 PGA Tour for Mickelson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-erratic-start-2013-pga-tour-mickelson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LA QUINTA, California, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Not yet fully fit after battling flu-like symptoms, Phil Mickelson struggled with his putting as he launched his 2013 PGA Tour campaign with a roller-coaster round at the Humana Challenge on Thursday.</p> <p>On a day of generally low scoring in the California desert, the four-times major winner totalled 30 putts on the way to a level-par 72, finishing a distant nine strokes off the first-round lead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/golf-erratic-start-2013-pga-tour-mickelson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735935 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Sharper putting gives Mickelson reason to smile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/golf-sharper-putting-gives-mickelson-reason-smile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LA QUINTA, California, Jan 18 (Reuters) - With his flu all but gone, Phil Mickelson had much more of a bounce in his step after an improved putting performance helped him shoot a five-under-par 67 in Friday's second round at the Humana Challenge.</p> <p>Mickelson is eager to build momentum on the PGA Tour's West Coast swing as he prepares for the Masters, the opening major of the year, and he was delighted to shake off some pre-season rust on another glorious late winter's day in the California desert.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/golf-sharper-putting-gives-mickelson-reason-smile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 02:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736487 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson takes mulligan on tax comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/golf-mickelson-takes-mulligan-tax-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - Four-times major champion Phil Mickelson has taken a mulligan, in golfing parlance, and apologised for publicly venting his feelings about soaring tax rates for millionaires in his native California.</p> <p>The 42-year-old told reporters after last week's Humana Challenge he was considering making "drastic changes" because of spiking federal and state tax rates but on Tuesday he said he should have kept his thoughts to himself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/golf-mickelson-takes-mulligan-tax-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Tour Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738071 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson again apologises for 'dumb' tax comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/golf-mickelson-again-apologises-dumb-tax-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>SAN DIEGO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson has described his "insensitive" public comments about his tax concerns as "dumb", and on a par with the last-hole gaffe that cost him the chance to win the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.</p> <p>The four-times major champion hinted after last week's Humana Challenge he was considering making "drastic changes" because of soaring federal and state tax rates but has since said he should have kept his thoughts to himself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/golf-mickelson-again-apologises-dumb-tax-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738620 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson finds opening round taxing at Torrey Pines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/golf-mickelson-finds-opening-round-taxing-at-torrey-pines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>SAN DIEGO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Having begun this week in 'damage limitation' mode after making unwise public comments about his tax concerns, Phil Mickelson made an erratic start to the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday.</p> <p>A three-times champion at the picturesque Torrey Pines venue which hugs the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean, Mickelson struggled on the greens on the way to a level-par 72 in the opening round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/golf-mickelson-finds-opening-round-taxing-at-torrey-pines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739160 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Mickelson flirts with 59, settles for 60 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-mickelson-flirts-59-settles-60 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson came tantalizingly close to shooting golf's magic number of 59 on Thursday, but came up with a 60 in the first round of the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.</p> <p>His long birdie attempt at his final hole of the day -- TPC Scottsdale's par-four ninth -- curled around the rim of the cup but didn't drop.</p> <p>"You don't have chances to shoot 59 often," Mickelson said. "To have that putt on line -- I'm kind of mortified that it didn't go in."</p> <p>Only five golfers have carded 59s on the US PGA Tour, most recently Australian Stuart Appleby in the 2010 Greenbrier Classic. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-mickelson-flirts-59-settles-60" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Sports in the United States AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742260 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Mickelson's bid for 59 falls agonisingly short http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-golf-mickelsons-bid-59-falls-agonisingly-short <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mickelson sets red-hot pace with opening 60</p> <p>* Takes early four-shot lead at Phoenix Open</p> <p>* Play suspended with 33 players yet to finish (Updates at end of day)</p> <p>Jan 31 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson came up agonisingly short in a spectacular bid to become the sixth player to dip under 60 on the PGA Tour when his birdie putt for a magical 59 horseshoed out at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-golf-mickelsons-bid-59-falls-agonisingly-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Tour Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742310 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Sparkling 60 puts Mickelson in front http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-sparkling-60-puts-mickelson-front <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson came tantalizingly close to golf's magic number of 59 on Thursday, a near-miss at his last hole leaving him with a 60 and a four-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.</p> <p>Mickelson's 25-foot birdie attempt at his final hole of the day -- TPC Scottsdale's par-four ninth -- curled around the rim of the cup but didn't drop.</p> <p>"You don't have chances to shoot 59 often," he said. "To have that putt on line -- I'm kind of mortified that it didn't go in."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-sparkling-60-puts-mickelson-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742486 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson remains four ahead in Phoenix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-remains-four-ahead-phoenix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson still held a commanding four-shot lead when the frost-delayed first round of the Phoenix Open was completed in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday.</p> <p>The American left-hander fired a sizzling 11-under-par 60 in ideal scoring conditions at the TPC Scottsdale on Thursday, lipping out with a birdie putt on his final hole in his bid for a magical 59.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-remains-four-ahead-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Golf Phil Mickelson Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:31:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743322 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson factor helps Bradley go low in Phoenix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-inspiration-helps-bradley-go-low-phoenix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson's sizzling play at the Phoenix Open rubbed off in the best way possible on his U.S. Ryder Cup partner and protege Keegan Bradley during the second round on Friday.</p> <p>Inspired by Mickelson's stunning 11-under-par 60 in the opening round, Bradley followed suit by firing a scintillating 63 to hold, briefly, the 36-hole lead in the PGA Tour event at Scottsdale, Arizona.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-inspiration-helps-bradley-go-low-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743644 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Sizzling Mickelson stays four ahead in Phoenix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-golf-sizzling-mickelson-stays-four-ahead-phoenix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mickelson shoots a 65 in second round</p> <p>* Misses out on Tour record with double-bogey on 18 (Updates at end of day)</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson maintained a four-shot lead with another red-hot display at the Phoenix Open on Friday despite double-bogeying the final hole of his second round with a PGA Tour record in his sights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-golf-sizzling-mickelson-stays-four-ahead-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743758 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Mickelson in control despite double bogey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/golf-mickelson-control-despite-double-bogey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson maintained a four-stroke lead at the Phoenix Open on Friday, despite denting an otherwise strong second round with a double bogey at the 18th hole.</p> <p>Mickelson, who missed shooting golf's magic number of 59 in the first round by only one shot, followed up with a six-under 65 for a 17-under total of 125.</p> <p>His stumble at the finish, however, meant he missed out on the US PGA Tour's 36-hole scoring record.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/golf-mickelson-control-despite-double-bogey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:15:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743779 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Mickelson storms home for six-stroke Phoenix lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/golf-mickelson-storms-home-six-stroke-phoenix-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson birdied his last four holes en route to a seven-under 64 Saturday to grab a six-stroke 54-hole lead in the US PGA Tour $6.2 million Phoenix Open.</p> <p>Mickelson, who flirted with a 59 before settling for a first-round 60 and carded a second-round 65 that was marred by a double bogey at 18, had no late lapse on Saturday.</p> <p>After two birdies on the front nine, he added another at the par-five 13th, then stormed home with birdies at 15, 16, 17 and 18.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/golf-mickelson-storms-home-six-stroke-phoenix-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:15:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744295 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Mickelson completes wire-to-wire Phoenix romp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/golf-mickelson-completes-wire-wire-phoenix-romp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson fired a four-under par 67 on Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the $6.2 million US PGA Phoenix Open, capturing his 41st career title by four strokes.</p> <p>It was the first time a player led every round alone on the way to a tour title since Rory McIlroy's breakthrough major triumph at the 2011 US Open.</p> <p>"I played really good golf," Mickelson said. "This is how I've been playing for a while and it feels really good to get that golf out of me when I'm at a big tournament."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/golf-mickelson-completes-wire-wire-phoenix-romp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744871 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Mickelson completes wire-to-wire Phoenix romp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/golf-mickelson-completes-wire-wire-phoenix-romp-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson fired a four-under par 67 on Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the $6.2 million US PGA Phoenix Open, capturing his 41st career title by four strokes.</p> <p>It was the first time a player led every round alone on the way to a tour title since Rory McIlroy's breakthrough major triumph at the 2011 US Open.</p> <p>Together with a dominant victory a week ago by Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines, Mickelson's triumph showed that two of the game's most popular stars are in top early season form with the year's first major looming in April at the Masters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/golf-mickelson-completes-wire-wire-phoenix-romp-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744875 at http://www.globalpost.com