Phil Mickelson is getting a bit feisty in his old age. His hall of fame and elder statesman status on the PGA Tour appears to have given him a comfort zone for making his feelings known. Not that “Lefty” has been alone in the new “speak your mind” world of golf.
I have a confession to make. Until this past week I didn’t realize how serious my addiction was, but I’ve been suffering from the D.T.’s, withdrawal pains, hallucinations of Tiger Woods winning all four majors next season. I need my golf fix.
Who are those guys? Who are the guys leading the PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup point standings going to the Tour Championship in Atlanta?
Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.
Now that Tiger Woods has relinquished center stage to Rory McIlroy it was my firm hope the PGA Tour and it’s network partners would change their approach and allow a broader cast of characters onto the stage.
Thinking of the Travelers Championship invokes a number of indelible images. Corey Pavin sitting on a golf cart behind the 18th green at the TPC River Highlands, casually talking with the media about a spectacular four wood shot at Shinnecock Hills two days earlier, still very much wearing the glow of the moment.
The PGA Fed Ex Cup tournament tees off today with round one of the Barclay’s Championship in Paramus, New Jersey. The top 125 players, as determined by points accumulated by order of finish in events during the regular PGA season, go in this one with the top 100 surviving for next week’s Deutsche Bank Classic outside Boston.
The broadcast of the PGA Bridgestone Invitational was no different from any other that features, Tiger Woods. You can’t teach an old network new tricks, and the Golf Channel and CBS were certainly up to their old tricks.
Today it’s about the futures market. Not on Wall Street, in sports. Today Tiger Woods opens defense of his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title at Firestone in Akron, perhaps his favorite course, having won their nine times.
Heading into the Masters, with Tiger Woods shelved due to back surgery, I painted a picture of a new era dawning in golf, one in which Tiger Woods no longer dominated, with a number of fresh young faces standing by to shake the yoke and claim their birthrights.