Archive for March 2012
Nothing surprises us when it comes to Phil Mickelson. Seriously, think about it for a second. The guy has gone for the green from the pine straw at Augusta National; tried to hole a wedge shot from the fairway at Torrey by having caddie Jim “Bone” Mackay pull the flag; and hit flop shots over Roger Cleveland … from a couple feet in front of him.
There’s no telling what Phil is going to do next … except him when it comes to the Masters. For one week out of the year, Mr. Unpredictable shows up at Augusta National and suddenly turns into one of the most consistent, and reliable, players on the planet.
Don’t believe me? Just look at these stats, dating back to Mickelson’s first top 10 — his second Masters start as a pro — at Augusta National: Three wins, four thirds, a fifth and a T-5, T-6, two T-7s and a 10th.
Those stats look like a golfer’s career numbers — only they happen to be Phil’s record at Augusta. They guy is a veritable ATM when he steps on the most hallowed ground in golf. For some reason, Mickelson can waste the early part of the season doing next to nothing, but the second the last week in March rolls around, something changes.