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Back-to-back eagles lift Lefty

Posted on: April 10, 2010 5:27 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2010 6:41 pm
 
By Erin Brown

Hold on, England.

Phil Mickelson carded two eagles and a birdie starting at No. 13 to assume the lead at The Masters.

Mickelson's eagles came back-to-back in a matter of minutes, allowing him to jump from 7-under to 11-under. He pulled even with Lee Westwood when the Englishman dropped a shot at No. 12.

After sinking an eagle putt on the par-5 13th, Mickelson holed out from about 140 yards on the par-4 14th.

"The bounces seemed to pay off and even out," Mickelson said after posting a 67. "You don't plan on balls like 14 going in the hole."

He nearly added a third consecutive eagle to his scorecard on the following hole, but his third shot on the par-5 setup landed inches from the pin.

Mickelson becomes just the third player in Masters history to do record two straight eagles in a round. Dan Pohl first achieved the feat in 1982. Dustin Johnson matched it last year.

Westwood is looking to end a 14-year drought for Englishmen at The Masters.

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Comments

Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: April 11, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Back-to-back eagles lift Lefty

I realize that the nets are only doing what makes sense money & interest wise.  However, they do short-change the other golfers with an almost exclusive coverage of Tiger.  
I don't have a lot of respect for Tiger the Man  but he is the World's best golfer.  Still, I would like to see more coverage of more golfers.



Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: April 10, 2010 10:24 pm
 

Back-to-back eagles lift Lefty

Finally someone covered the Masters and not the Tiger Show. I have never been so disappointed with CBS coverage of any sporting event. You have a 16 year old make the cut, you have a leader from England that has been there the entire Masters so far and you would think when Tiger is playing only his group and two other groups are the only ones playing golf. I am not saying do not cover Tigers play but cover the other golfers who are playing too. I had high hopes of the great coverage of the Masters was coming after ESPN did the Tiger Woods  show but that did not happen so I had to change chanels but when I flipped back to see who was leading it was the Tiger show still going on.


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