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July 2016 FREE Giveaway
Fairways and Roughs News Mash
By PGA Tour News on Tue, Jul 26 2016 10:12 PM
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Phil Mickelson didn’t make any bogeys that final round at Royal Troon. He shot a 65 on Sunday, and his final tally of 17 under would have won 141 of the 145 Open Championships. Just not this year. Not when Henrik Stenson fired a 63 and turned back every challenge Mickelson threw at him in a brilliant duel that morphed into an instant classic – and maybe the best of all time. And in retrospect, there’s probably nothing Mickelson could have done to change the outcome at Royal Troon. Well, maybe one thing. “I don’t look back on the final round with anything that I would have done different other than maybe go over to (Henrik) Stenson’s bag and bend his putter a little bit,” Mickelson said with a grin. “That’s probably the only thing I could have done and had a chance.” Mickelson hasn’t had much time to dwell on the loss, which he says is the first time in his career that “I have played to that level of golf and not had it be enough to win a tournament.” Maybe later...
It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.