Sunday, June 10, 2007
I know it is Phil Mickelson, third highest paid athlete in the U.S. and second most talked-about golfer, but to his defense, Winged Foot wasn’t nearly the collapse that Adam Scott encountered Sunday.
The poor millionaire birdied 11 and 12 to get in a tie with eventual victor Woody Austin before deciding to toss the tournament away with a bogey-triple-birdie-bogey-bogey-bogey finish. Think about it like this – Scott birdied three of his final eight holes and still played them six over par.
For the Australian, this is his first tie leading a tournament after the third round and not notching the victory. For Austin, well….I guess you can just sum it up numerically – 62. Congrats.