Sunday, February 22, 2009

News Flash: Mickelson Doesn't Blow It

Playing very shaky most of the day, Phil Mickelson won his first tournament of the year with birdies on two of the last three holes. After an eagle at one, he then went to three over for the day until making great birdies at sixteen and seventeen, and making a nice par save on eighteen.

Phil started the day with a 4 shot lead but winning on tour is never easy. He was being chased by Fred Couples, Andres Romero, Rory(Tiger hates me)Sabbatini, and even after losing the lead to Steve Sticker was able to find a way to win.

For the tournament, he shot 63-72-62-72 and the two great rounds were enough to put him over the top for the week. It was a very nice win for Phil after a rough start to the season. He has been getting grilled all year from various critics and I'm sure he is happy to shut them up for awhile.

Now that Phil has won again and Tiger is coming back next week, the golf world seems to be coming back to normal. The match play event starting this Wednesday definitely should be interesting.