And still we talk of Mickelson | Putting truths | Prez on the PGA Tour
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1. Harrington on Mickelson’s U.S. Open “madness”
The U.S. Open is growing distant in the rearview and still we (and not just the media) are talking about Phil Mickelson’s antics.
2. Pelz’ putting truths
Giving the long-time short game guru the bump to the No. 2 position today because, heck, who doesn’t need help in the putting department? And a good round on the greens is worth more than golf news, right?
A few of his 10 truths…
3. 2018-2019 Tour schedule taking shape
Per Golfweek’s Brentley Romine…“The PGA Tour is expected to release its 2018-19 schedule in the next few weeks. But on Tuesday, that anticipated schedule continued to take shape.
4. Retief Goosen among Open qualifiers
The USGA wouldn’t give the Goose a U.S. Open exemption. Now, he’s gone out and earned himself an Open Championship spot…”Goosen, who won the U.S. Open in both 2001 and 2004, made the trip to England for a 36-hole qualifier Tuesday, where rounds of 71-72 at Prince’s earned him the third and final qualifying spot by a single shot. There were also qualifiers held simultaneously at St. Annes Old Links, Notts Hollinwell and The Renaissance Club, with three qualifying spots available at each venue.” (Golf Channel)
Here are the rest…
1. Tom Lewis (-4)
2. Haraldur Magnus (-2)
3. Retief Goosen (-1)
1. Ashton Turner (-6)
2. Oliver Wilson (-3)
3. Rhys Enoch (-2)
St. Annes Old Links
1. James Robinson (-12)
2. Marcus Armitage (-10)
3. Jack Senior (-10)
1. Sam Locke (a) (-7)
2. Grant Forrest (-6)
3. Thomas Curtis (-5)
5. These are the numbers you are looking for…
Golfweek’s David Dusek examines the numbers you should be targeting off the tee.
6. Trump on Tour
When the President comes to a PGA Tour stop, it’s a noteworthy occasion. Donald Trump spoke at the Salute to Service event at The Greenbrier.
7. Frequent critic, Brandel Chamblee likes Woods’ chances in final 2 majors (relatively speaking)
On the same Golf Channel podcast in which he outlined his plans to prepare for Senior Open Championship qualifying, Brandel said he likes where TW’s game is at ahead of the final two majors of the year.
8. Another Woods take
This time, it’s PGA Master Professional Dennis Clark sounding off on Woods’ comeback.
9. Octopus pants, redux
Billy Horschel teamed up with sponsor Ralph Lauren/RLX to create a collection of golf duds. Fortunately, a variant of the octopus pants Horschel wore at Merion in 2013 are in the collection.