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Archive for April 30th, 2010

Maybe Phil Mickelson should get sick before every tournament

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Phil Mickelson loves being sick. Seriously, the guy thrives off having a bad head cold and nausea, knowing full well he has to play golf the following day.

Don’t believe me? Mickelson won the in 2001 at Torrey Pines and at Doral last year after fighting the flu before and during the aforementioned tournaments. There’s something about coughing and vomiting that brings out the best game in Lefty.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Mickelson’s name near the top of the leader board this week after hearing of the 48-hour bug he’d been dealing with that supposedly left him dehydrated and in need of an IV prior to Thursday first round.

“The last two times I’ve fainted and woken up in a pool of vomit, I’ve won,” Mickelson said after Thursday’s first round. “Laying there on the floor wondering where I am, a good omen came over me.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Jonathan Wall

04/30/2010 at 4:31 pm

Anthony Kim and his “Entourage” in a reality TV show? It’s a possibility

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PGA Tour brass have been clamoring for a product to entice a younger generation to watch the sport. While talk of micing-up caddies and adding a bit more controversy to the sport has been discussed, the tour could really use a name and face that today’s generation could associate with.

While Tiger Woods is a great golfer, the tour desperately needs a fresh face to lead the sport into the future. If ever there was a player that fit the “youthful exuberance” model, it would most certainly be Anthony Kim.

We all know the story of Kim’s confirmed drinking and partying escapades during his first year on tour. His after-round antics gave players and media members more gossip than they could handle. But things have since changed, as Kim turned his career around by employing some of his best friends to help him out in Entourage-esque fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/30/2010 at 3:55 pm

Posted in Anthony Kim, Media, PGA Tour