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Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

Posted on: July 28, 2009 8:45 pm
 

Hazeltine, here he comes.

World No. 2 Phil Mickelson on Tuesday night said he not only plans to play next week at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, but will tee it up in the season’s final major, the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, which begins Aug. 13 in suburban Minneapolis.

Mickelson, who has spent the past few weeks helping tend to his ailing wife and mother, who both had breast-cancer surgery within days of one another, hasn’t played since finishing in a tie for second at the U.S. Open on June 22 and his schedule over the rest of the season was very much up in the air.

Until Tuesday, that is. Mickelson indicated he plans to play in the FedEx Cup season opener, The Barclays, at first-time site Liberty National outside New York City as well. It’s the first of four FedEx series events.

Mickelson said the family medical outlook looks promising, but offered no additional details about his wife, Amy, or mother, Mary, or how many events he will play following The Barclays. As it stands, he will play three times in four weeks, then recalibrate his schedule from there.

“I have had a great six weeks at home,” he said on his website Tuesday night. “Things are going very well and I am excited about the opportunity to start playing some tournaments again.

“I’ll play the Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship and The Barclays for sure, and if things continue to go well I’ll be able to play more.”

Mickelson finished T4 at Bridgestone and T7 at the PGA, an event he won in 2005.

Mickelson’s inclusion will give a needed jolt to all three events, especially since world No. 1 Tiger Woods is playing in the Bridgestone and PGA fields as well.

 

Category: Golf
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Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:39 am
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

Jerks like you couldn't carry Phil's golf clubs ! He's back and will demonstrate his  golfing and gentleman greatness once again.  Of course, idiots like you will be paving over sand traps and maintaining the course men's room. While in there, flush yourself down the crapper. What a dolt !  




Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 9:45 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

He has six top-10 finishes including two wins in 12 events this year. Throw in a T2 at the US Open and an amazing final round to move to 5th at the Masters. If you didn't notice him gone, you're an idiot... Morons.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 9:20 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

With Watson making his run I doubt many missed either Mickelson's no-show or Woods' missed cut at the British.  Likewise, last year when Woods missed the 2nd half of the season, I thought it was quite interesting without him, even though Mickelson did not do much in Tiger's absence..  With Harrington picking up the slack in the Majors, Greg Norman's run at the British, plus Singh's and Villegas's runs at the FedEx Cup, it just goes to show you one player doesn't ruin golf in his absense, whether it is the world #1 or the world #2.  I don't want Phil or Tiger to retire but I agree to your point that no one or two players significantly ruin the game when they don't play, the tour is too deep and talented for that.

PS. I am a Wings fan too.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2009 6:24 pm
 

Has It Been Six Weeks?

Hardly even noticed he was gone. Take your time Phyllis, you don't want to rush these things.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 2:40 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

It always amazes me how some people can take such a dislike for a professional athlete in sports such as golf or tennis or any other individual sport.  I can fully understand team oriented sports that stem from a certain university or city and how someone can form a passion for or against a certain team.   But please explain to me how you developed such negative feelings towards an individual.

 


I don't get it either.  Although, Lance Armstrong gets under my skin...

Anyway, I am glad Phil is back.  He is a tremendous golfer and any tournament is better with him being in it.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 2:30 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

It always amazes me how some people can take such a dislike for a professional athlete in sports such as golf or tennis or any other individual sport.  I can fully understand team oriented sports that stem from a certain university or city and how someone can form a passion for or against a certain team.   But please explain to me how you developed such negative feelings towards an individual.



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 1:36 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

Wishful thinking on my part......



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2009 12:48 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

Where did you hear that Phil had announced his retirement?   .....think you may have him confused with Farve




Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 12:14 pm
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

Wow, really, you mean he wasn't playing the past three tournaments?  Oh I barely noticed.  This is the biggest who cares news on the planet.  I don't know how many tournaments he really missed as he does not play week in and week out, and I guess his average finish in the bottom 20's or lower at the British Open confused me as well.  Phil, stay retired, I am tired of hearing about your go for it palying that costs you big wins.



Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2009 10:31 am
 

Mickelson jumps back in mix for PGA, Bridgestone

I was never a fan of Phil but over the past year or so I have become a fan and now cheer for him and wish him nothing but the best.


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