Update: PGA behind him, Lefty looks ahead to Ryder Cup

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):1:55 p.m.After Phil Mickelson didn't contend at this year's PGA Championship, he praised the course and the fans, and then looked ahead to the next big event at Bethpage Black.Rich Beem reacts after sinking a putt for birdie on the ...

New York, Bethpage tend to bring out Mickelson’s second-best

Sports 05/15/19, 18:09

The New York crowds love Phil Mickelson, and he returns the affection with half-hour autograph sessions and selfies, jokes and fashion tips.It's the courses in the area that seem intent on torturing him.The five-time major champion is back in the area this week for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, ...

Column: Tour better equipped for new round of Tigermania

Sports 04/23/19, 15:26

The phone started ringing in the days after Tiger Woods won the Masters.This was in Minnesota, though it could have been most any city that hosts a PGA Tour event. His 15th major, and most improbable considering what Woods had to overcome, set off a fresh round of Tigermania."I got ...

Mickelson tweaks Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Golf 04/13/19, 19:03

Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane.Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the few players for whom Mickelson never has an answer during their banter. Lefty posted to Twitter his drive into Augusta National. ...

Tiger looms large, even on star-filled Masters leaderboard

Golf 04/13/19, 02:10

The top of the Masters leaderboard is a crowded place after two rounds, with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in a five-way tie for the lead.Then there's the man lurking one shot behind: four-time tournament winner Tiger Woods.The 43-year-old Woods, who won his last ...

Column: Golf’s most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time

Golf 04/12/19, 19:10

Phil Mickelson flashed the faraway look of a man nearing a half-century of life, clearly pondering where the time went."It goes by fast," he reminisced, glancing toward the rolling hills and towering pines beyond the Augusta National clubhouse.Then, just like that, Lefty snapped out of it.Phil Mickelson hits a drive ...

Update: Rain, dreary sky greets Day 2 at Masters

Golf 04/12/19, 07:55

The Latest on the Masters (all times local):8:45 a.m.Chances of Augusta National getting firm and fast for the weekend at the Masters are looking as dreary as the morning sky.Bryson DeChambeau reacts after his birdie on the 17tyh hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April ...

Column: At the Masters, it’s not the players who are stars

Sports 04/07/19, 09:25

The not-quite-ready-for-prime-time Thanksgiving exhibition with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson produced such bad golf that Mickelson and country singer Jake Owen traded barbs about it a day later at Jordan Spieth's wedding.Owen said it was so bad he deserved a refund. He told Barstool Sports' "Fore Play" podcast that Mickelson, ...

Elimination from Match Play could come early for some

U.S. 03/28/19, 12:44

Elimination could come one day early for some players in the Dell Technologies Match Play.Among those who cannot afford to lose Thursday at Austin Country are Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Patrick Reed. Players can win their group with one loss, but no more than that. Only two ...

Sense of urgency remains on opening day of Match Play

Golf 03/27/19, 09:18

The 64 players at the Dell Technologies Match Play are guaranteed at least three matches. That doesn't take away the sense of urgency to win the opening match Wednesday at Austin Country Club.This is the fifth year of group play. One player from each of the 16 groups advances to ...

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Golf 03/15/19, 19:45

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday.Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to ...

Mickelson still unsure about going to TPC Sawgrass

Sports 03/08/19, 15:49

Phil Mickelson will be at the TPC Sawgrass next week for The Players Championship, the signature event on the PGA Tour.Still to be determined is whether he plays.Mickelson remained coy Friday after a 78 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational whether he will compete next week. He turns 49 in June ...

McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut

Sports 02/21/19, 19:08

Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 that Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the Mexico Championship.Woods opened with a double bogey and salvaged his round ...

Mickelson delivers drama before rain stops play at Riviera

Sports 02/14/19, 11:06

Phil Mickelson opened with a par Thursday at the Genesis Open before wet conditions halted play at Riviera after less than an hour.Typical of Mickelson, it was no ordinary par.Mickelson drove into a bunker on the short par-4 10th when the horn sounded to stop play. Because the weather presented ...

Column: Woods, Mickelson still going strong

Sports 02/12/19, 15:01

The 144-man field at Riviera has 88 players who have combined to win 496 times on the PGA Tour.Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson account for 25 percent of those victories.No one should be surprised.While too one-sided to be a rivalry, they have been a powerful one-two punch in golf. The ...

Mickelson finishes off a 5th win at Pebble Beach

Sports 02/11/19, 11:43

With plenty of sunlight and no drama, Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday and match the tournament record with his fifth victory.Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when it was too dark too ...

Phil Mickelson on brink of 5th Pebble Beach victory

Golf 02/10/19, 21:38

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday.Mickelson was bogey-free with six birdies, and he made his big run starting with ...

Rain, hail delays final round at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/10/19, 15:34

The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was delayed Sunday by the kind of weather that once gave this event its reputation, including a hail storm that covered the greens in white.Paul Casey had a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson. They were waiting to tee off when sunshine ...

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/09/19, 20:51

Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Jerry Kelly tried to mimic the peculiar post-swing moves of Ho Sung Choi. Jordan Spieth sent players and fans along two fairways on a frantic search for his tee shot.All that commotion on celebrity Saturday at Pebble Beach, ...

Wild finish for Mickelson, wet one for Spieth at Pebble

Sports 02/08/19, 18:02

Phil Mickelson survived a wild finish to his round of 4-under 68. Jordan Spieth endured the worst of the rain and hung on to join him atop the leaderboard until it was too wet to finish the second round Friday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Mickelson made a 12-foot birdie ...

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